The Earthquake Commission is still receiving an average of 600 claims a day - ten weeks after Canterbury's 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
The Commission has paid out $188 million to date.
Latest figures released on Friday show Christchurch City has the most claims with 91,267, followed by Selwyn (9087), Waimakariri with (7616), Timaru (2,947) and Ashburton (2,431).
Claims have been received from as far north as Wellington, and as far south as Invercargill.
The Earthquake Commission says it knows many people are frustrated, but is grateful most appreciate the enormity of the task it is facing and accept the process will take some time.
The cut-off date for claims is 4 December.