Welcome to the official website for the Pre 1986/Post 1990 Hepatitis C class action Administrator. The purpose of this website is to provide visitors with information relating to the settlement and the settlement benefit claims
process.   

The final claims deadline for applications under the settlement was June 30, 2016.  The Administrator is not in a position to process claims filed after this date.

Ontario Order – Past Economic Loss Fund (PELD) – Oct. 16, 2019


Update – October 28, 2019
Past Economic Loss and Dependant Claims


On October 16, 2019, a joint hearing was held in Toronto before the courts of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec. At this hearing, the justices determined the manner in which the surplus left in the compensation fund could be used to pay Claimants who have not yet received a payment on their Past Economic Loss and Dependant (“PELD”) Claim. These are the claims that were submitted for loss of income, loss of services, loss of support and Dependant claims but have not been paid as there was not enough money in the PELD fund.

A number of options were put before the court. Several class members appeared and made submissions. The Justices considered the options and decided that a pro-rata distribution was the preferred option.

The Justices expressed the view that it was desirable that a payment of half of the anticipated pro-rata total be made fairly promptly. In that respect the Justices assumed that the pro-rata amount that will ultimately be available would total approximately 18 per cent of the approved PELD claims who have not received a PELD payment. The Administrator (EPIQ) will be instructed to make that payment once the court Orders have been issued. We expect to receive those Orders fairly promptly.

We will continue to post updates on the website as more information about the timing of the first payment becomes available.

IMPORTANT: Please inform the Administrator if you have had a change of address. To do so, please email preposthepc@epiqglobal.ca and include your full name, your claim number starting with HC- and your new contact information. 


Update
July 2, 2019

NOTICE OF HEARING


On October 16 & 17, 2019, an application will be made by Class Counsel to the Justices overseeing the pre-1986/post-1990 Hepatitis C Class Action. The Justices of all courts will be attending in Toronto, Ontario linked by audio/video conferences to court rooms in Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal:   

  1. Before the Honourable Chief Justice Hinkson at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at 8:30 am PDT, Courtroom 52;
     
  2. Before the Honourable Justice Vital Ouellette at 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0R2 at 9:30 am MDT, QB courtroom 414 (On The 4th Floor);

  3. Before the Honourable Justice Paul M. Perell at 361 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario at 11:30 am EDT, Courtroom 6-1;

  4. Before the Honourable Chantal Corriveau at 1 rue Notre Dame, Montreal, Quebec at 11:30 am EDT, Courtroom 12.61.

At the Application Class Counsel will be seeking Orders for:

  1. a declaration that future payments out of the Past Economic Loss and Dependents Fund shall be in a manner to be determined by the courts at this hearing.

  2. Such further and other relief as the Honourable Courts may deem just.

Class Counsel’s materials filed for this hearing are available here:


Notice of Application


Supporting Affidavit

 

Written Sumbissions



Class members may file submissions of up to 5 typed pages for consideration at the Hearing on or before Friday, August 30, 2019 by sending them to:

 

Luisa Ritacca

TD North Tower

Suite 4130, 77 King Street West 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5K 1H1

Fax: 1-416-593- 9345

Email: LuisaR@stockwoods.ca

 

Class members will also have an opportunity to make submissions from each of the four local courts during the course of the hearing.


Update February 14, 2019

On October 16 & 17, 2019, an application will be made by Class Counsel to the Justices overseeing the pre-1986/post-1990 Hepatitis C Class Action. At the Application Class Counsel will be seeking Orders for:

1. a declaration that future payments out of the Past Economic Loss and Dependents Fund shall be in a manner to be determined by the courts at this hearing.

2. Such further and other relief as the Honourable Courts may deem just.

More information for those wishing to make submissions and with respect to the locations for the hearing and the start times will be provided shortly.

Update December 21, 2016 

 

The decisions of Justice Perell, Justice Corriveau, Justice Ouellette and Chief Justice Hinkson on the applications to assess the sufficiency of the funds were released in December 2016.  Each of the courts approved that any surplus funds in the primary Compensation Fund be transferred to the PELD Fund and that the manner of future payments out of the PELD Fund be determined by the courts at a future hearing.  

 

Each of the decisions can be viewed by clicking on the links to the applicable province below.

 

British Columbia

Alberta

Ontario

Quebec

 

Payments from the PELD fund continue to be suspended until such time the manner of future payments out of the PELD Fund is finalized at a future hearing.  In the meantime, please ensure the Administrator has your current contact information and all your applicable claim forms and tax information for your claim under the PELD fund. The best way to ensure your application materials for the PELD Fund is complete and your contact information is current is to email the Administrator at preposthepc@crawco.ca or contact them by telephone at 1-866-334-3361.

 

Update – September 29, 2016

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

 

On December 15 & 16, 2016, an application will be made by Class Counsel to the Justices overseeing the pre-1986/post-1990 Hepatitis C Class Action at the following locations and times:

  

1. Before the Honourable Chief Justice Hinkson at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at 8:00 am PDT; 

2. Before the Honourable Justice Vital Ouellette at 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0R2 at 9:00 am MST;

3. Before the Honourable Justice Paul M. Perell at 361 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario at 11:00 am EST;

4. Before the Honourable Chantal Corriveau at 1 rue Notre Dame, Montreal, Quebec at 11:00 am EST in courtroom number 15.12.

 

The Justices of all Courts will be attending in Toronto, Ontario and linked by audio/video conference to court rooms in Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal.  

 

At the Application Class Counsel will be seeking Orders for:

1. An assessment of the financial sufficiency of the Compensation Fund as required by section 5.02(2) of the Settlement Agreement;

2. A declaration pursuant to section 2.07(3) of the Settlement Agreement that a transfer of monies to the Past Economic Loss and Dependents Fund from the Compensation Fund  shall have priority over the payment of a Claims Experience Premium and in priority to the payment of any positive balance in the Dynamic Non-Segregated Family Benefit Fund;

3. If the declaration sought in paragraph 2 is granted, a declaration that future payments out of the Past Economic Loss and Dependents Fund shall be in a manner to be determined by the courts at a future hearing.

4. Such further and other relief as the Honourable Courts may deem just.

Class members may file submissions for consideration at the Hearing on or before November 18, 2016 by sending them to:

 

Luisa Ritacca

TD North Tower

Suite 4130, 77 King Street West 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5K 1H1

Fax: 1-416-593- 9345

Email: LuisaR@stockwoods.ca

 

Class members will also have an opportunity to make submissions from each of the four local courts during the course of the hearing.


Update #125August 31, 2017

As of August 31, 2017 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,629 claims 
  2. Approved 15,302 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,327 claims (18%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $1,002,946,350.76

Update #124 July 31, 2017

As of July 31, 2017 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,628 claims 
  2. Approved 15,299 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,327 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $1,002,775,557.44

Update #123 - June 30, 2017


As of June 30, 2017 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,628 claims 
  2. Approved 15,299 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,325 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $1,002,442,849.58 

Update #122 – May 31, 2017

As of May 31, 2017 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,626 claims 
  2. Approved 15,297 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,324 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $1,002,091,042.24

Update #121 – April 30, 2017

As of April 30, 2017 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,625 claims 
  2. Approved 15,287 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,336 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $1,001,660,944.31 

Update #120 – March 31, 2017

As of March 31, 2017 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,624 claims 
  2. Approved 15,266 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,336 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $1,000,789,044.85

Update #119 – February 28, 2017

As of February 28, 2017 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,619 claims 
  2. Approved 15,266 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,331 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $1,000,614,761.69

Update #118 – January 31, 2017

As of January 31, 2017 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,618 claims 
  2. Approved 15,264 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,332 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $1,000,326,914.64

Update #117 – December 31, 2016

As of December 31, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,614 claims 
  2. Approved 15,259 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,317 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $999,719,392.26

Update #116 – November 30, 2016

As of November 30, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,612 claims 
  2. Approved 15,258 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,313 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $999,386,726.43

Update #115 – October 31, 2016

As of October 31, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,612 claims 
  2. Approved 15,252 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,311 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $996,849,783.01

Update #114 – September 30, 2016

As of September 30, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,611 claims 
  2. Approved 15,227 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,292 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $995,147,388.98

Update #113 – August 31, 2016

As of August 31 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,599 claims 
  2. Approved 15,212 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,275 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $992,995,801.40

Update #112 – July 28, 2016

As of July 28, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,599 claims 
  2. Approved 15,194 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,279 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $992,208,204.18

Update #111 – June 30, 2016

As of June 30, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,567 claims 
  2. Approved 15,177 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,260 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $991,112,086.73

Update #110 – May 31, 2016

As of May 31, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,448 claims 
  2. Approved 15,142 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,248 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $988,970,528.36

Update #109 – April 30, 2016

As of April 30, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,410 claims 
  2. Approved 15,111 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,239 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $987,455,180.03

Update #108 – March 31, 2016

As of March 31, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,380 claims 
  2. Approved 15,083 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,238 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $986,216,984.60

Update #107 – February 29, 2016

As of February 29, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,359 claims 
  2. Approved 15,070 claims (82%)
  3. Rejected 3,226 claims (17%)
  4. Issued compensation of $984,230,481.39

Update #106 – January 31, 2016

As of January 31, 2016 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,342 claims 
  2. Approved  15,051 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected  3,208 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $981,624,953.85

Update #105 – November 30, 2015

As of November 30, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,272 claims 
  2. Approved 14,934 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,175 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $976,899,417.59

Update #104 – October 31, 2015

As of October 31, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,256 claims 
  2. Approved 14,896 claims (82%) 
  3. Rejected 3,137 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $974,847,955.90

Update #103 – September 30, 2015

As of September 30, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,244 claims 
  2. Approved 14,869 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,120 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $974,607,954.82

Update #102 – August 31, 2015

As of August 31, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,237 claims 
  2. Approved 14,851 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,117 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $973,595,208.24

Update #101 – June 30, 2015

As of June 30, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,179 claims 
  2. Approved 14,808 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,115 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $970,713,413.13

Update #100 – June 1, 2015

As of May 31, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,152 claims 
  2. Approved 14,773 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,138 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $968,360,194.89 

Update #99 – June 1, 2015

The Courts have recently approved a protocol setting out the administrative procedures to follow with respect to Estate claims that were made on or before the June 30, 2010 First Claims Deadline.  To view the Court Approved Protocol “Estate Claims Made On or Before First Claim Deadline” please refer to the Court Approved Protocol section of the Web site.

Update #98 – April 30, 2015

As of April 30, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,110 claims 
  2. Approved 14,735 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,178 claims (18%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $967,952,839.89

Update #97 – March 31, 2015

As of March 31, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,088 claims 
  2. Approved 14,717 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,188 claims (18%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $964,776,468.44

Update #96 – February 28, 2015

As of February 28, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,070 claims 
  2. Approved 14,698 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,186 claims (18%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $963,517,337.38

Update #95 – January 31, 2015

As of January 31, 2015 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,057 claims 
  2. Approved 14,679 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,188 claims (18%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $962,941,474.42

Update #94 – December 31, 2014

As of December 31, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,039 claims 
  2. Approved 14,671claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,190 claims (18%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $960,799,633.88

Update #93 – November 30, 2014

As of November 30, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,026 claims 
  2. Approved 14,659 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,180 claims (18%) 

Issued compensation of $958,858,631.54

 

Update #92 – October 31, 2014

As of October 31, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,015 claims 
  2. Approved 14,637 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,173 claims (18%) 

Issued compensation of $956,403,700.66

 

Update #91 – September 30, 2014

As of September 30, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 18,004 claims
  2. Approved 14,615 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,157 claims (18%)
  4. Issued compensation of $954,079,680.67

Update #90 – August 31, 2014

As of August 31, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,983 claims 
  2. Approved 14,593 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,111 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $950,487,421.02 

Update #89 – July 31, 2014

As of July 31, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,969 claims 
  2. Approved 14,566 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,104 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $943,693,379.83

Update #88 – June 30, 2014

As of June 30, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,927 claims
  2. Approved 14,515 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,096 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $932,270,600.64

Update #87 – May 31, 2014

As of May 31, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,910 claims 
  2. Approved 14,442 claims (81%) 
  3. Rejected 3,039 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $926,680,805.21

Update #86 – May 14, 2014 

The Courts have recently approved a protocol setting out the administrative procedures to follow with respect to individuals who have been recently diagnosed with HCV and have already or wish to apply after the June 30, 2010 First Claim Deadline, pursuant to Article 5.01(1)(d) of the Settlement Agreement.  To view the Court Approved “Procedures for Recent HCV Diagnosis Claims Protocol” please refer to the Court Approved Protocol section of the Web site.

Update #85 – May 14, 2014

The Courts have recently approved a protocol with regards to Claimants who cannot be located.  To view the Court Approved Protocol "Claimants Who Cannot be Located" please refer to the Court Approved Protocol section of the Web site.

Update #84 – April 30, 2014

As of April 30, 2014 the Administrator has: 

  1. Received 17,895 claims
  2. Approved 14,398 claims (80%)
  3. Rejected 3,034 claims (17%)
  4. Issued compensation of $925,847,261.66 

Update #83 – March 31, 2014

As of March 31, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,849 claims 
  2. Approved 14,353 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 3,030 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $924,158,896.75

Update #82 – February 28, 2014

As of February 28, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,830 claims 
  2. Approved 14,330 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 3,031 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $923,418,528.01

Update #81 – February 03, 2014

As of January 31, 2014 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,812 claims 
  2. Approved 14,317 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 3,035 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $921,753,518.99

Update #80 – January 02, 2014


As of December 31, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,796 claims 
  2. Approved 14,306 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 3,036 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $920,977,263.83

Update # 79 – November 29, 2013

Past Economic Loss and Dependants Fund 

Payments under Sections 2.05, 2.06 and 4.04 of the Settlement are made from a segregated fund known as the Past Economic Loss and Dependants Fund (the PELD Fund). Unfortunately, that Fund is substantially exhausted and, as a result, payments to class members who qualify for compensation from the PELD Fund have been suspended. There is a provision in the Settlement for monies to be transferred from the Compensation Fund to the PELD Fund but only if the Courts are satisfied as to the sufficiency of the Compensation Fund. In 2009, Class Counsel retained actuaries to assess the financial sufficiency of the Compensation Fund. At that time, the actuaries were unable to make a reasonable assessment of the Fund’s sufficiency as there were too many unknown variables related to current and future claims. With the passage of time and the processing of additional claims, the actuaries were able to conduct a preliminary assessment of the Fund and issue a report. The actuaries’ conclusion is that there remain too many uncertainties to be able to recommend a transfer of monies from the Compensation Fund into the PELD Fund at this time. Class Counsel will continue to monitor the status of the Compensation Fund so that assessments can be made as to if and when authorization can be requested from the Courts to make transfer of monies into the PELD Fund.

Update # 78 - November 29, 2013

As of November 29, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,781claims 
  2. Approved 14,299 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 3,035 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $919,360,224.94

Update # 77 - October 31, 2013

As of October 31, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,770 claims 
  2. Approved 14,286 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 3,040 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $918,046,996.54

Update # 76 - September 30, 2013

As of September 30, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,752 claims 
  2. Approved 14,271 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 3,038 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $917,438,489.86

Update # 75 - September 4, 2013

As of August 31, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,727 claims 
  2. Approved 14,243 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,930 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $916,966,890.72

Update # 74 - July 31, 2013

As of July 31, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,693 claims 
  2. Approved 14,210 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,898 claims (16%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $915,965,308.13

Update # 73 - June 28, 2013

As of June 28, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,657 claims 
  2. Approved 14,185 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,896 claims (16%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $915,215,635.02

Update # 72 - May 31, 2013

As of May 31, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,631 claims 
  2. Approved 14,169 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,897 claims (16%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $914,958,186.18 

Update # 71 - April 30, 2013

As of April 30, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,616 claims 
  2. Approved 14,165 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,900 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $914,576,848.14

Update # 70 - March 28, 2013

As of March 28, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,600 claims 
  2. Approved 14,158 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,899 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $914,333,489.65

Update # 69 - February 28, 2013

As of February 28, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,574 claims 
  2. Approved 14,135 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,899 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $913,967,913.59

Update # 68 - January 31, 2013

As of January 31, 2013 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,560 claims 
  2. Approved 14,128 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,894 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $913,711,030.64

Update # 67 - December 31, 2012

As of December 31, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,546 claims 
  2. Approved 14,112 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,894 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $912,639,652.24

Update # 66 - December 13, 2012


As of November 30, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,527 claims 
  2. Approved 14,095 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,894 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $911,329,139.00

Update # 65 - October 31, 2012

As of October 30, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,469 claims 
  2. Approved 14,042claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,888 claims (17%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $908,010,355.84

Update # 64 - September 30, 2012

As of September 30, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,398 claims 
  2. Approved 13,973 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,855 claims (16%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $906,204,532.11

Update # 63 - August 31, 2012

As of August 31, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,349 claims
  2. Approved 13,927 claims (80%)
  3. Rejected 2,835 claims (16%)
  4. Issued compensation of $903,823,856.22

Update # 62 - July 31, 2012

As of July 31, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,273 claims 
  2. Approved  13,859 claims (80%)
  3. Rejected  2,820 claims (16%)
  4. Issued compensation of $902,509,409.59

Update # 61 - July 3, 2012

As of June 29, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,235 claims 
  2. Approved  13,836 claims (80%)
  3. Rejected  2,798 claims (16%)
  4. Issued compensation of $900,636,800.42

 

Update # 60 - June 4, 2012

As of May 30, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,213 claims 
  2. Approved 13,813 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,779 claims (16%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $899,660,923.95

 

Update # 59 - May 2, 2012

As of April 30, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,175 claims 
  2. Approved 13,765 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,733 claims (16%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $897,756,884.28

 

Update # 58 - March 30, 2012

As of March 30, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,139 claims 
  2. Approved 13,711 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,684 claims (16%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $895,477,054.12

 

Update # 57 - March 5, 2012

As of February 29, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,103 claims 
  2. Approved 13,646 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,529 claims (15%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $891,792,420.22

 

Update # 56 - January 31, 2012

As of January 31, 2012 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 17,033 claims 
  2. Approved 13,580 claims (80%) 
  3. Rejected 2,205 claims (13%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $887,736,028.38

 

Update # 55 - November 30, 2011

As of Nov 30, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,953 claims 
  2. Approved 13,452 claims (79%) 
  3. Rejected 1,746 claims (10%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $877,944,843.75

 

Update # 54 - November 17, 2011

 

If submitting a Request Form - Deficiency Deadline Extension, you must include the date you are requesting the extension to last until.   

 

Update # 53 - October 31, 2011

As of October 31, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,948 claims 
  2. Approved 13,362 claims (79%) 
  3. Rejected 1,734 claims (10%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $874,602,582.52

Update # 52 - September 30, 2011

As of September 30, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,837 claims 
  2. Approved 13,274 claims (79%) 
  3. Rejected 1,549 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $871,811,666.34

Update # 51 - September 12, 2011

 

The Courts have recently approved a Deficient Claim Deadline Protocol.  If there is insufficient information to approve a claim, the Administrator will issue a deficiency letter which sets out a deadline by which all of the deficiencies must be cured.  The Deficiency Deadline is 90 days from the date of the Deficiency letter.  To view the complete Court Approved Deficient Claim Deadline Protocol please refer to the Court Approved Protocol section of the Web site. 

 

A claimant may, prior to the Deficiency Deadline request and extension of their deficiency deadline.  An extension of the deadline may be granted only with leave from the Court.  A request for an extension to the deficiency deadline must be submitted to the Administrator in writing using the ‘Request Form - Deficiency Deadline Extension’.  The claimant must set out the steps the steps taken to cure the deficiencies, the reason why the deficiencies have not been cured and the steps the claimant proposes to take to cure the deficiencies.    To view and download the ‘Request Form - Deficiency Deadline Extension’ please refer to the Claim Application Section of the Web Site.

Update # 50 - August 26, 2011

As of Aug 25, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,791 claims 
  2. Approved 13,208 claims (79%) 
  3. Rejected 1,538 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $867,404,895.34

Update # 49 - July 29, 2011

As of July 28, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,699 claims 
  2. Approved 13,137 claims (79%) 
  3. Rejected 1,528 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $865,968,860.55

Update # 48 - June 30, 2011

As of June 30, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,646 claims 
  2. Approved 13,102 claims (79%) 
  3. Rejected 1,521 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $862,031,859.67

Update # 47 - May 31, 2011

As of May 31, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,576 claims 
  2. Approved 13,010 claims (78%) 
  3. Rejected 1,503 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $855,359,253.75

Update # 46 - March 31, 2011

As of Mar 29, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,385claims 
  2. Approved 12,747 claims (78%) 
  3. Rejected 1,460 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $843,996,527

Update # 45 - February 28, 2011

As of February 22, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,267claims 
  2. Approved 12,623 claims (78%) 
  3. Rejected 1,443 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $836,351,970

Update # 44 - January 31, 2011

As of January 24, 2011 the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,163 claims 
  2. Approved 12,518 claims (77%) 
  3. Rejected 1,422 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $830,213,208.39

Update #43 - January 11, 2011

As of mid December the Administrator has:

  1. Received 16,065 claims 
  2. Approved 12,345 claims (77%) 
  3. Rejected 1,410 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $823,584,153.

Update #42 - November 19, 2010

As of mid November the Administrator has:

  1. Received 15,941 claims 
  2. Approved 12,231 claims (77%) 
  3. Rejected 1,389 claims (9%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $814,613,820.

Update #41 - October 22, 2010

As of mid October the Administrator has:

  1. Received 15,844 claims 
  2. Approved 12,073 claims (76%) 
  3. Rejected 1,356 claims (8%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $803,483,722.

 

Update #40 - October 13, 2010

An actuarial analysis is under way to determine the sufficiency of the fund. Please check this site periodically for updates. 

Update #39 - September 17, 2010

As of mid September the Administrator has:

  1. Received 15,709 claims 
  2. Approved 11,832 claims (75%) 
  3. Rejected 1,301 claims (8%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $791,391,315.

Update #38 - August 26, 2010

As of mid August the Administrator has:

  1. Received 15,584 claims 
  2. Approved 11,695 claims (75%) 
  3. Rejected 1,241 claims (8%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $779,057,986.

Update #37 - July 23, 2010

As of late July the Administrator has:

  1. Received 15,519 claims 
  2. Approved 11,465 claims (74%) 
  3. Rejected 1,196 claims (8%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $767,664,283.

Update #36 - July 5, 2010

As of late June the Administrator has:

  1. Received 15,030 claims 
  2. Approved 11,280 claims (75%) 
  3. Rejected 1,109 claims (7%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $753,715,035.


Update #35 - July 1, 2010

The first claim deadline under this Agreement has passed.
Please see the exceptions below. If you have questions about your eligibility or require assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 1 866 334-3361.

Update #34 - May 27, 2010

As of mid May the Administrator has:

  1. Received 14,360 claims 
  2. Approved 11,022 claims (77%) 
  3. Rejected 1,026 claims (7%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $743,607,104

 

Update #33 - May 5, 2010

JUNE 30, 2010, is the first claim deadline for submitting an application for a HCV Infected Class Member who is alive. The application must be delivered to the Administrator by this date i.e. June 30, 2010.

 

Section 5.01 of the Settlement Agreement states: 

 

5.01 First Claim Deadline

 

(1) Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, the Administrator shall not consider an application made for the first time after June 30, 2010 under this Agreement except:

 

 a) where a Class Member was infected with Hepatitis C after July 1, 1990 and fails to submit an application by no fault of their own; or

 b) …

 c) where an application is made up to one year after the applicant attains his or her age of majority; or 

 d) where an application is made within three years following the date upon which the HCV Infected Class Member first learned of his or her infection with HCV as a result of receiving Blood in the Class Period or being infected by a Class Member who received Blood in the Class Period, and the Court having jurisdiction over that person grants them leave to apply for compensation. 

  

Update #32 - April 23, 2010

As of mid April the Administrator has:

  1. Received 14,123 claims 
  2. Approved 10,809 claims (77%) 
  3. Rejected 1,015 claims (7%) 

Issued compensation of $731,098,609

Update #31 - March 19, 2010

As of mid March the Administrator has:

  1. Received 13,854 claims 
  2. Approved 10,467 claims (76%) 
  3. Rejected 954 claims (7%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $721,198,125

Update #30 - February 19, 2010

As of mid February the Administrator has:

  1. Received 13,577 claims 
  2. Approved 10,217 claims (75%) 
  3. Rejected 948 claims (7%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $707,203,037

Update #29 - January 27, 2010

As of mid January the Administrator has:

  1. Received 13,304 claims 
  2. Approved 9,963 claims (75%) 
  3. Rejected 907 claims (7%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $697,776,036

Update #28 - December 21, 2009

As of mid December the Administrator has:

  1. Received 13,018 claims 
  2. Approved 9,754 claims (75%) 
  3. Rejected 835 claims (6%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $682,681,489 

Update #27 - November 30, 2009

As of the end of November the Administrator has:

  1. Received 12,743 claims 
  2. Approved 9,316 claims (73%) 
  3. Rejected 821 claims (6%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $663,920,800 

Update #26 - October 23, 2009

As of the end of October the Administrator has:

  1. Received 12,405 claims 
  2. Approved 8,955 claims (72%) 
  3. Rejected 781 claims (6%) 
  4. Issued compensation of $642,149,854 

 

Update #25 - September 18, 2009

1. Received 12,003 claim

2. Approved 8,571 claims (71%) 

3. Rejected 723 claims (6%) 

4. Issued compensation of $615,190,860

Update #24 – August 31, 2009 

As of the end of August the Administrator has:
1. Received 11,695 claims
2. Approved 8,247 claims (71%)
3. Rejected 716 claims (6.1%)
4. Issued compensation of $589,041,213

Update #23 – July 30, 2009
 

As of the end of July the Administrator has:
1. Received 11,325 claims
2. Approved 7,837 claims (69%)
3. Rejected 671 claims (5.9%)
4. Issued compensation of $562,950,381

Update #22 – July 17, 2009
 

Next month, AUGUST 2009 (or three years after the death, whichever event is the last to occur) is the deadline to submit an application for a HCV Infected Class Member who has died.

Update #21 – July 15, 2009

The deadline to submit a family member application is one year from the date of approval of the HCV Infected Class Member’s file or within one year of the family member reaching age of majority (whichever event is the last to occur).

Update #20 – June 30, 2009
 

1. As of the end of June the Administrator has:
2. Received 10,798 claims
3. Approved 7,461 claims (69%)
4. Rejected 643 claims (5.9%)
5. Issued compensation of $533,045,965 


Update #19 – June 19, 2009

As of the end of May the Administrator has:

1. Received 10,558 claims
2. Approved 7,088 claims (67%)
3. Rejected 617 claims (5.8%)
4. Issued compensation of $500,902,741

Update #18 – May 9, 2009


As of the end of April the Administrator has:

1. Received 10,279 claims
2. Approved 6,649 claims (65%)
3. Rejected 599 claims (5.8%)
4. Issued compensation of $472,056,125.20

We are committed to evaluating and completing claims as quickly as we can. Please do not hesitate to call our toll free line (1-866-334-3361) if you require assistance with your claim.

Update #17 – February 5, 2009


As of January 16, 2009 the Administrator has received 9,098 claims from HCV class members and has approved or paid 5,235 (58%).

To date, over 398 million dollars in compensation has been paid to class members.

The Administrator is making every effort to maintain the most efficient possible processing of claims as they are received. Claimants should of course be aware that it is necessary that infection with hepatitis C through the blood system be established before claims can be approved and that where trace backs are necessary, a further period of time is required to complete that process. Claimants can assist in expediting payment by ensuring that all supporting material is included with their applications and that the applications themselves are properly completed.


Update #16 – November 25, 2008

Compensation if the HCV Infected Class Member is Deceased


Compensation varies depending on when the death occurred.

If the person died before January 1, 1999, please refer to Section 3.02 of the Settlement Agreement (Schedule C2 is not applicable).

If the person died on or after January 1, 1999, please refer to Section 3.03 of the Settlement Agreement and Schedule C2.

If the person was alive at time of application but is now deceased, please refer to Schedule C1 (funeral expense compensation is not applicable).


Update #15 – June 24, 2008

The Government of Alberta has agreed to settle a Class Action lawsuit commenced on behalf of people who became infected with the Hepatitis C virus from receiving Blood and Blood Products in Alberta prior to January 1, 1986, or between July 2, 1990, and September 28, 1998. People primarily or secondarily infected with Hepatitis C as a result of Blood received in Alberta prior to January 1, 1986, or between July 2, 1990, and September 28, 1998, need only apply under the Federal Settlement of this same lawsuit approved by the Court in 2007. Spouses, children under 21 years of age of infected Class Members, and dependants of infected Class Members whose death was caused by their infection with the Hepatitis C virus may also apply for compensation.

To read a complete version of the Settlement Agreement and for more information please visit www.Albertapre86post90.ca.


Update #14 – May 12, 2008

This Release has been approved by the Courts. It is natural that those affected by a serious disease such as hepatitis C would wish to be compensated, and not want to wait indefinitely for that compensation to be paid.

As the administrator of the pre 1986, post 1990 Hepatitis C settlement, Crawford Class Action Services’ primary concerns are to ensure that all claimants are treated fairly, that claims for compensation are processed as expeditiously as possible, and that payment reaches the claimants at the earliest possible date.

At the same time, Crawford must ensure that the requirements of the settlement are met before payment is made. Our highly trained and professional staff make it a priority to respond to claimants questions as quickly as possible. Our call center has in fact responded to over 28,000 calls since August of last year.

As of May 2, 2008, Crawford has received 1664 completed claims from HCV class members and has approved or paid 755 of them, approximately forty-five percent of the total.

Claimants can be assured that Crawford is making every effort to maintain the most efficient possible processing of claims as they are received. Claimants should of course be aware that it is necessary that infection with hepatitis C through the blood system be established before claims can be approved and that where trace backs are necessary, a further period of time is required to complete that process. Claimants can assist in expediting payment by ensuring that all supporting material is included with their applications and that the applications themselves are properly completed.

To date, over 82 million dollars in compensation has been paid out and that total will exceed 100 million dollars within the next several weeks.

Claims Administrator


Update #13 – February 1, 2008

The Pre-86/Post-90 class action settlement is a court supervised administration. The administrator is appointed by the court, is supervised by the court, and reports to the court. The administrator is not authorized to release any information about this settlement administration unless authorized by the court. Any authorized information available will be posted on this web site.

Update #12 – December 31, 2007

Payments are now being made and some claimants received payment in December.


Update #11 – November 20, 2007


The administrator is now issuing Approval Letters.


Update #10 – November 15, 2007

The Administrator is actively evaluating a large volume of claims. The Settlement Agreement does not provide deadlines on processing; however, the Administrator will begin issuing approval letters in November 2007. Approval letters and Releases will be issued on all approved claims. Once the Administrator has received a completed Full and Final Release by the third business day of the month, compensation will be issued within the last ten (10) business days of said month. Claims approved and compensated in 2008 will be indexed.

Update #9 – September 19, 2007

The Protocols are now posted on the Web site. They have been approved by all the Courts.


Update #8 – August 30, 2007

Even though you met the eligibility criteria in the provincial program or the Red Cross Settlement, you do not automatically qualify for this program. For example, a traceback procedure will be initiated. If all the donors are negative, your claim will be rejected. We invite you to refer to the definition of “Blood” to confirm whether or not you have received a blood product as defined in the Settlement Agreement.

Update #7 – August 23, 2007

Claims for minors or mentally incompetent persons

KPMG is unable to provide the contact information of these claimants to the Administrator.

Please contact the Administrator at 1-866-334-3361 to register minors or mentally incompetent persons and to receive forms.

Update #6 – August 22, 2007

Once you receive the Claim Forms Package, please read the instructions carefully.

You must obtain and submit additional documents as requested. It is the responsibility of the claimants to obtain these documents.

Update #5 – August 17, 2007

Traceback procedures
A traceback (a targeted search for infected donors conducted at the direction of the Administrator by Canadian Blood Services / Héma Québec) is needed before we can make a decision on a claim. Please do not call Canadian Blood Services. As long as all of the required information and documentation we require is submitted, our traceback coordinator will initiate the traceback. You will be notified of the search results as soon as they become available.
(This is not applicable to Primarily-Infected Hemophiliacs.)

Update #4 – August 16, 2007

If you have been approved by KPMG for The Red Cross Settlement, but have not received compensation, you must call the Administrator (Crawford Class Action Services) to register and to receive forms. Our toll-free number is 1-866-334-3361.

Update #3 – August 14th, 2007

The Court Approved Protocols will be posted on the Web site once they are approved by all Courts.

Update #2 – August 13th, 2007

We are here to help you!
If you have specific questions at this time, please call our Help Desk at
1-866-334-3361.

Our call centre representatives will assist you.
Also, please refer to the FAQs (frequently asked questions) which are posted on this Web site.

Update #1 - August 9, 2007

August 10, 2007 is Implementation Day
.

CLAIM APPLICATION 

The Administrator understands that everyone is anxious to obtain a claim application package. To hopefully help make the process easier for you, the following describes how you can access a claim application package.

#1. Persons who received compensation under the Red Cross Settlement 

The Pre86Post90 Hep C Administrator has received from the Administrator of the Red Cross Settlement, under the authority of Court Orders, each Red Cross class member’s personal details and mailing address (current as of August 3, 2007) relating to those persons who “received compensation” under the Red Cross Settlement. 

As such, those persons who “received compensation” under the Red Cross Settlement do not need to do anything at this time. A claim application package and copy of the Final Notice of Settlement will be mailed to you on or about August 17, 2007.  Please allow one week for delivery. If you do not receive a claim application package within that period, please contact the Administrator’s toll free line 1-866-334-3361 and a claim application package will be sent to you.

#2. Persons who DID NOT receive compensation or participate in the Red Cross Settlement.

You may download the claim application package directly from this website. Click on Claim Application.

Those persons who do not have a computer or access to the Internet may call the Administrator’s toll free 1-866-334-3361, register and a claim application package will be mailed.

Please revisit this website for regular updates