The families of the 12 people killed in the Aurora movie theater, as well as victims who suffered permanent brain damage or permanent physical paralysis, will receive 70 percent of the final fund balance.
The remaining 30 percent of the final fund balance is going to victims who suffered physical injuries; the disbursements are based on the number of days they stayed in a hospital.
The fund closed on Thursday, Nov. 15, with a final balance of $5,338,360.32. The Governor's Office processed claims for 57 individuals -- 38 claims were approved by Feinberg and 19 claims were denied because they did not qualify under previously announced protocols. The final payments are:
- 12 claimants related to people killed in the Aurora movie theater, as well as 5 claimants who suffered permanent brain damage or permanent physical paralysis, will each receive $220,000.
- 6 claimants who were hospitalized for 20 days or more will each receive $160,000.
- 2 claimants who were hospitalized for between 8 and 19 days will each receive $91,680.
- 13 claimants who were hospitalized for between 1 and 7 days will each receive $35,000.
Due to the limited amount of money in the fund, victims who did not require overnight hospitalization and claims for mental trauma cannot be compensated. Free counseling for all victims is still available.
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