Instructions for Filing an Individual Review (IR) Claim
The Individual Review (IR) election is designed for claimants that do not meet the presumptive medical and/or exposure criteria, or claimants alleging Disease Levels IV, V, VII or VIII, who seek to establish a liquidated value for the claim that is greater than its Scheduled Value in the ER process. All Foreign Claims, Lung Cancer 2 claims, and claims alleging Secondary Exposure must undergo IR.
IR provides a claimant with individual consideration and evaluation of his or her claim. In the case of Disease Levels IV – VIII, payments may be either greater or less than the ER payment that a claimant might have received. Because the detailed examination and individualized valuation require greater time and effort, claims electing IR may be processed after claims filed at the same time electing ER.
How to Initiate a Claim
If a claimant is qualified and elects to file a claim, he or she must file a complete Claim Form and submit all supporting documentation indicated.
Where to Submit Claim Forms
All paper submissions to the USG Asbestos Trust should be addressed to:
USG Asbestos Trust
P.O. Box 1080
Wilmington, DE 19899-1080
How to Qualify for Payment
To qualify for payment, a claimant must provide credible medical and exposure evidence and a submission deemed to be complete by the USG Asbestos Trust.
A claimant must submit the appropriate, fully completed Claim Form, including all supporting information referenced in the form. In addition, a claimant may file online using the USG Asbestos PI Trust website. Individuals wishing to file online may download the electronic filer agreement from the website. Any claim filing, whether electronic or on paper, that is not complete or is missing any of the required information will not be processed until completed by the claimant.
Deadline for Submitting a Claim Form
There is no deadline for submitting claims other than the requirements imposed by the applicable statutes of limitation or the notification and election of Trust processing prior to trial.
For a complete copy of the Instructions for Filing a Claim, click here.