H.R.565 - Victim Compensation Fund Extension Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: H.R.565 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in House (02/02/2005)
Victim Compensation Fund Extension Act - Amends the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act to extend the deadline (currently, December 22, 2003) for filing claims under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (Fund) for: (1) three years following enactment of this Act if the Special Master determines that the claimant was unaware that he or she had suffered physical harm as the result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist-related aircraft crashes until after the deadline and before enactment or was unaware of his or her eligibility to file a claim; and (2) three years after the claimant first knew that he or she had suffered physical harm as the result of such crashes if the Special Master determines that the claimant was unaware that he or she had suffered physical harm until on or after enactment of this Act.
Defines "immediate aftermath" for purposes of provisions concerning the determination of eligibility for compensation under the Fund.