$27.4M distributed from OneOrlando Fund, officials say
305 claims received for $29.5M raised for Pulse shooting
Officials with the OneOrlando Fund said they have distributed more than $27.4 million for 299 claims to victims and family of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
The fund has received 305 claim; officials said they will distribute $29.5 million when the process is completed.
Officials say six claims remain unpaid because family members haven't agreed about who should get the money.
The Orange County Bar Association is providing mediation to help the families reach an agreement. If they can’t come to an agreement, the claims will be decided in probate court, according to OneOrlando officials.
Fund officials say 348 claims were submitted but 43 claims were deemed ineligible, primarily because the claimant wasn't inside the nightclub.
Forty-nine people were killed and dozens of others injured in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Estates of the deceased patrons each received $350,000.
Surviving victims got anywhere from $25,000 to $300,000 each, depending on whether they were injured and the extent of their injuries.
Thirty-six claims amounted to $6.5 million alone for victims who were hospitalized for their injuries, according to the fund allocations.
After the OneOrlando donation deadline, the fund continued to receive donations of $655,000.
OneOrlando will stop accepting donations January 1. After the fund closes the board will decide how to distribute the remaining money.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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