GM Extends Compensation Deadline
Under fire from some who say they were not given adequate notification of where to file a claim, the administrator of the General Motors ignition switch compensation program announced late Sunday, the deadline for filing for a claim would be extended.
The Detroit News is reporting today that the new deadline is January 31, 2015. It is a one-month extension from the previous date. GM officials support the extension.
"We agreed with Ken Feinberg's recommendation to extend the compensation program deadline. Our goal with the program has been to reach every eligible person impact," GM spokesperson Jim Cain said late Sunday.
The fund was put in place to offer compensation to those injured, or the families of those killed, in accidents directly related to the ignition switch problem that caused the vehicle to turn off without warning.
The extension came after pressure from Capitol Hill to make sure every effort was made to find all of those affected by the problem. A Connecticut family contacted them to say they lost a family member in such an accident and had not received any notification of where and when to submit a claim.
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