Sheila Birnbaum, a life-long New Yorker, has decades of experience resolving complicated litigation. She gained recognition for her work mediating a settlement of $500 million for 92 families of victims of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SPECIAL MASTER
|08-APR-2013| Update on the VCF Program
|29-JAN-2013| Special Notice announcing award decisions to eligible claimants
|15-OCT-2012| Special Notice announcing certain types of cancer added to the list of WTC-Related Health Conditions
Updated Claim Forms Available for Cancer Claimants
December 13th, 2012
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has updated the Personal Injury and Deceased Individual claim forms to include the types of cancer that NIOSH has added to the list of WTC-Related Health Conditions. The updated forms are now available online through the Claims Management System.
You will find the eligible types of cancer listed in Part III of the claim form. Please see FAQ 3.21 for details on how to add cancer to your existing claim.
Paper forms are available by request through our Helpline and watermarked sample forms are available on www.vcf.gov. Please check our Cancer-Related FAQs for all frequently asked questions related to filing a claim for cancer.
For detailed instructions on how to complete your claim form, please see the Personal Injury or Deceased Individual claim form instructions.
The Special Master periodically posts VCF program statistics. Click here for more information.
On October 3, 2012, the Special Master made available the First Annual Status Report of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
LISTING OF CLAIMANTS
As directed by the regulations, the listing of claimants includes the names of those who have filed a death claim along with the deceased individuals name.
Notice: The Fund will closely monitor any fraudulent activity including the submission of fraudulent claims and unauthorized use of www.vcf.gov. The Fund will report fraudulent conduct to federal law enforcement agencies and violators may be subject to criminal, civil or administrative penalties. If you wish to report information concerning suspected fraud concerning The Fund, please contact the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, at the following address: