Category "A" Claims
Category "A" claims are claims submitted by individuals
who had to depart from Kuwait or Iraq between the date of Iraq's invasion
of Kuwait on 2 August 1990 and the date of the cease-fire, 2 March 1991.
Compensation for successful claims in this category was set by the Governing
Council at the fixed sum of US$2,500 for individual claimants and US$5,000
for families. However, where a claimant who had filed claims in category
"A" only, he or she was eligible to receive a maximum category "A" payment
of US$4,000 for individuals and US$8,000 for families. The Commission received
approximately 920,000 category "A" claims submitted by seventy-seven Governments
and thirteen offices of three international organizations, seeking a total
of approximately US$3.6 billion in compensation.
The number of category "A" claims filed by claimant Governments.
The category "A" Panel of
Commissioners completed its work in 1996. In total, the Governing Council has approved the payment
of more than US$3.2 billion in compensation for over 860,000 successful
category "A" claimants.