Hi, I am trying to compile as much info on the procedure/documents needed for claiming compensation/insurance.If you have answers, please leave them in the comments, or sign up on our newsgroup. Just go to http://groups.google.com/group/BombayHelp and hit the Join button. It's free and anyone can join.
This will hopefully make things easier for the bomb blast victims (both survivors and next of Kin)
I have a list of the various private insurance companies operating out of mumbai and they have been most helpful.
I have yet to talk to the Railways because apparently the claims have to be made to the "Railway Claims Tribunal" for the compensation / medical reimbursement
If there is anyone of you who could shed some light/help please get in touch.
This is the info I have till now regarding the insurance/compensation.....
a) The state govt has already paid Rs 15,000/- to each of the deceased at the time of handing overt he body.
b) The state Govt has declared a compensation of 1 lac to each of the deceased.
Their people are visiting each house and verifying the death by taking 2 witnesses signatures from the building.
The person who visited Borivali was Mr Rahul cell [deleted]
b) the Railways has declared a compensation of 5 lacs to each of the deceased. I have been trying whole morning to get through to the concerned person at their Mumbai Central office .
I NEED SOMEONE TO VISIT THEM PERSONALLY IF POSSIBLE AND GET THE INFO. Any volunteers, please contact me.
c) I have a list of the insurance agencies which i will attach here shortly.
d)The papers needed by the insurance company in case the deceased was a policy holder are......
Claim Form.... Some companies have this attached to the policy itself, others will send you on eor ask your agent to get one for you.
Death Certificate.... since the death certificate takes time, most insurance companies are doing away with this and instead are accepting the letter/post mortem certificate certified by the railways.
This is the paper one would have got while getting the body Nominee... most policy holders would have nominated a nominee. In which case the nominee has to go to the insurance company with proper identification.
If no Nominee, then the heir/next of kin ( wife, father, mother, in that order) with proper identification and proof of relationship with the deceased has to be submitted.
In this case some companies will ask for a "letter of no objection" form the other heirs. This letter has to mention the person chosen on their behalf to receive the insurance
I will post more info as and when I get it
You could also email me at cassynaz[at]gmail[dot]com
Friday, 14 July, 2006
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