Feinberg said his goal is to get the money from the fund to victims as quickly as possible. He set a May 15 deadline to get final claim forms into the hands of all those who are eligible. They will then have one month to file.
After June 15, when all claims are submitted, he and his team will work out who gets how much from the fund over the following ten days. He hopes to send out checks by July 1.
Liz Norden, whose two adult sons each lost a leg in the bombing, was among those who attended the meeting. One of her sons in still hospitalized and the other is in rehab, and she said she is focused on caring for them.
"This is new to me," she said after the meeting. "I don't know what questions I'm supposed to be asking or not asking."