Two hundred people applied for compensation from the main charity for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing by Saturday’s deadline, the fund’s deputy administrator said Monday morning.
The applicants seeking help from the fund are distributed throughout the four categories established by the plan, said Camille Biros, the fund’s deputy administrator. She declined to reveal the number of applicants in each category or the extent of their injuries.
The One Fund Boston currently has collected $47.5 million in pledges, according to its Web site. Millions of dollars more have been pledged to charities established separately for individuals or small groups.
The plan sets up four categories, reserving the greatest compensation for the families of the four people killed in the attack and ensuing manhunt, double amputees and anyone who suffered permanent brain damage.
The second-highest awards will go to people who lost a single limb, followed by those who required overnight hospitalization and finally those who were treated as outpatients. No money is offered for those who suffered psychological problems, because there isn’t enough to cover them, according to Kenneth Feinberg, who administers the money.