Category A

     Category "A" claims were 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 923,000 category "A" claims submitted by seventy-seven Governments and thirteen offices of three international organizations, seeking a total of approximately US$3.5 billion in compensation.

     The category "A" Panel of Commissioners completed its work in 1996 with the exception of some special late-filed claims that were finalized in 1999 and 2000. The relevant panel reports for this category can be found here.

     In total, the Governing Council awarded more than US$3.1 billion in compensation for over 850,000 successful category "A" claimants.