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Filing Deadline for 2017-2018 Northern California Wildfire Claims Extended to December 31, 2019

Proof of claim process is easy but must be completed by Tuesday December 31st, 2019

If you were affected by the PG&E fires of 2015, 2017 or 2018, you have until 5 PM on Tuesday December 31st, 2019 to file a Proof of Claim. The form is simple. It takes ten minutes to fill out, yet half of those who had painful losses have not filed a claim.

Submitting proof is EASY and quick. There is a lot of false information out there. Here’s the truth:

  • PG&E is NOT broke.
  • You DO NOT need a lawyer.
  • The payments will NOT be small.
  • The payments will NOT be slow (you will be paid within a year).
  • The claims process is NOT complicated (it takes just 10 minutes).

Many Tubbs Fire victims gave up after Cal Fire reported the fire started on private property. But new evidence now points the finger at PG&E. Tubbs fire victims should be, and will be, treated the same as all other fire victims. Please file your proof of claim for 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfire losses right away, and definitely before the December 31 final deadline.

More information, video, and online forms are available here.