The amount which was rejected immediately included emergency relief funds(so-called “consolation money”) of $6,300 and a funeral allowance of $38,000 already received. This is already the second mediation hearing since the crash on Feb 4. The amount is the same figure paid to families after TransAsia’s last accident seven months ago.
The airline began distributing 1.2 million Taiwan dollars ($38,000) to families for funeral costs. Probably any such compensation will be subtracted from the amount awarded by the courts.
Later in the week, more airline reps plan to meet with families to talk about compensation.