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to see the treating physician who must complete the
disability section of Form TRAN 2. The diagram immediately
below outlines the distinction between the pre-claim
period and the post-claim period.
date of disability as selected by the Treating Physician
on Form TRAN 2/HEMO 2.
three consecutive years of highest Pre-Claim
Gross Income by doing the following:
and review your annual "Earned
Income" for each and every year predating
your date of disability.
these years, select three consecutive years.
In order to maximize your compensation, you must
choose the three consecutive years that represent
your highest Pre-Claim Gross Income.
Note: If you can demonstrate that on
a balance of probabilities, your pre-claim
gross income could have been higher than
your actual average pre-claim income had
you never been infected with HCV, you may
submit proof to this effect to the Administrator
your Average Pre-Claim Gross Income by doing
the average of these three (3) highest
consecutive years of Pre-Claim Gross Income. This
number is fundamental to proceeding with next
amount equal to the average of the three highest
consecutive years must next be multiplied by the
ratio of the Pension Index for the current year.
The middle year of the selected three consecutive
years determines the Pension Index rate that will
be used to upwardly adjust the amount equal to
the average into current year dollars. Lastly,
the amount equal to the average will be multiplied
by the ratio of the Pension Index for the post-claim
year (post-claim year=2001, Pension Index rate
for 2001=112.9) being claimed by the pension
index rate for the middle year. These two rates
are used to determine the Pension
amount in par. 3 (above) =
your pre-claim (calculation in par. 2 (above))
gross income which the Administrator will use
to calculate your Annual Loss of Net Income.
Calculate Indexed Pre-Claim Gross Income by
doing the following:
- Multiply the average by the ratio of the Pension
Index for each Post-claim year.
The ratio of the Pension Index for that post-claim
year divided by the pension index for the middle
year of the three (3) highest consecutive year.
Please click here
to view the Pension Index Table
your post-claim gross income by doing the following:
and review your annual income for each and every
year postdating your date of disability.
and submit to the Administrator a post-claim submission
(Form GEN 10 - Section E) for every post-disability
calendar year during which your infection
with HCV caused a loss of income.*
Note: If the Administrator can demonstrate
that on a balance of probabilities, your
post-claim income for any year would have
been higher than your actual post-claim
income had you never been infected with
HCV, your post-claim income will be accordingly
supporting financial/income tax documentation:
Provide the Administrator with the necessary
in order to confirm both your pre-claim and post-claim gross incomes.
receipt of all necessary documentation, the Administrator
will evaluate your claim for loss of income and determine
the amount payable. Your claim will
be processed most quickly if you can attach a complete
copy of all required income tax returns and Notices