Important Dates

Applications Filed on or before December 1, 2016

July 14, 2016
The Special Master published the Notice in the Federal Register, and the USVSST Fund began accepting applications.
October 12, 2016
The filing deadline for claims from U.S. persons with final judgments obtained before the Notice’s publication in the Federal Register on July 14, 2016, and those who qualified as an Iran hostage, or spouse or child thereof.
December 1, 2016
The last day to file applications for consideration for the Special Master’s authorization of initial payments by December 19, 2016.
December 9, 2016
The last day to correct any deficiencies in applications for consideration for the Special Master’s authorization of initial payments.
December 19, 2016
The statutory deadline for the Special Master to authorize initial payments.
February 10, 2017
Claimants authorized to receive initial payments were notified of their award payment amounts.

New Applications and Applications Filed after December 1, 2016

The USVSST Fund is still accepting applications. Eligible claimants who file after December 1, 2016 (or whose applications remained incomplete as of December 9, 2016) will not receive payments in early 2017, but may receive payments when the USVSST Fund makes future distributions.

Application Deadline: Applications based on a final judgment obtained after July 14, 2016 must be submitted not later than 90 days after the date of obtaining the final judgment.

Applications must include all required documentation. Applicants must submit any requests for a waiver of a documentation requirement or an extension of time in which to submit a particular document to the Special Master in writing at least 20 business days prior to the application deadline.