Victims' Fund committee chairman says funds could go out in late March
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
The committee overseeing the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund says payments to shooting victims could be made by late March.
The fund has collected $15 million and is still growing.
“I think what claimants will have to demonstrate is that they were actually there, how they were injured, if they were hospitalized, for how long,” says Scott Nielson, chairman of the fund committee.
The largest payments will be made to family members of the 58 people who were killed, followed by those who were hospitalized the longest.
“If a person has been hospitalized for one day, and another person has been hospitalized for 20 days, the person who was hospitalized for 20 days would receive much more money,” says Nielson.
Claims will be accepted until the end of January, according to Nielson.
On Tuesday, the Victims’ Fund committee will hold two public meetings to answer questions on how to file a claim.
The Town Hall events are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center, Commission Chambers, at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.