Effective June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM CFSIC Is Temporarily Suspending the “Pending” Applicant Processing of New Claims
As we have announced previously, we are suspending today the application process for the only type of claimant application we have been accepting since January 13, 2020...which is claims within the “Pending” status of claimant.
We are doing this because we do not want to mislead members of the public who may be pinning their hopes on additional funding beyond the two sources of funding that we have been assured of getting, which are the remaining $40 million from the CT Bond Commission and what is, we hope, now going to be approximately $90 million in Healthy Homes surcharge funding to be received in annual installments between June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2030.
The total of these two amounts noted above, or $130 million, in projected remaining funding, is already accounted for in the existing group of original severity coded 3 and 2 claimants (as well as severity coded 1s who may migrate to a higher severity code) as well as approximately 50% of the 393 Pending claimants we now have in line. In other words, unless other sources of funding become available in the future, 200 or more existing Pending claimants will be left behind. Under these conditions, we believe it to be unwise to take any more Pending claimants until more light can be seen at the end of this financial tunnel.
Added to this is the fact that, unfortunately, it does not appear that the removal of the 6/30/22 CFSIC sunset date is on the agenda for the next special session of the legislature, and therefore we still have remaining the uncertainty about whether we will actually receive funds beyond the sunset date.
It is our intention to open our doors at some point in the future to receive Pending status applications again if we can get beyond the challenges noted above.
What this all means is that the electronic application process has been disabled for the time being. The pdf version of the application, also normally on this site, has been removed.
If you are a current claimant who has already submitted an application prior to June 30, and you need to upload additional points of evidence as part of your application in process, you can still do so by clicking here.
CFSIC is committed to transparency at all times. Thank you for your interest in the CFSIC program.
If you have any questions about the suspension, please contact the Superintendent’s office at (860) 487-0000.