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Las Vegas Victims’ Fund to pay some concertgoers who weren’t hospitalized

Part of Reno Ave. near South Las Vegas Blvd is blocked with police tape in the aftermath of a mass shooting Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with dozens killed and hundreds injured, some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund has issued its final rules on how it will distribute money to the Route 91 shooting victims.

Anyone who was treated for a physical injury, on or before Oct. 10, will be eligible for a disbursement, even if they weren’t hospitalized.

A previous draft plan only allowed injury claims by victims who were hospitalized within two days of the Oct. 1 attack.

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Fund chairman Scott Nielson says the fund will not pay claims for emotional trauma or PTSD because there isn’t enough money.

“You could have well over 22,000 people that are suffering from emotional trauma because of that night,” he said.

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The fund will begin accepting claims via its website at the end of the month, and all claims must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2018.

The first payments will be paid to victims in mid-March, according to Nielson.

The fund’s website is www.lasvegasvictimsfund.org.

For the National Compassion Fund Benefits application, click here.


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