Information for Law Firms
The Fund is continually looking for ways to meet the overall goal of making the claims process as fair, transparent, and easy to navigate as possible. This page provides information of particular interest to law firms and attorneys who are representing VCF claimants. Law firms are encouraged to check this page periodically for updates and new information.
Messages from the Special Master
October 23, 2013
The Special Master has updated the important reminders for law firms originally posted on June 17, 2013.
August 16, 2013
Several updates have been made to the Claims Management System, including changes to the claimant portal. Click here for details.
Important Reminder: Please remember that each member of your law firm who uses the VCF Claims Processing System should have their own unique user ID.
May 14, 2013
The following updates were recently made to the "Attestations and Exhibits" page:
February 1, 2013
Claims Management System (CMS) Enhancements for Law Firm Users
The Special Master understands that law firms representing multiple claimants face unique needs when using the online Claims Management System. In response to feedback received from law firms, several enhancements and new features have been added to the system to make it easier to use and more efficient for filing and updating multiple claims. Click here for details on CMS enhancements that have been made since the system first became available in October 2011.
Law Firm Bulk Upload Feature
The Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) online claims system includes a “bulk upload” feature to allow authorized law firms or other organizations to upload Registration information for a large number of claims at one time. This feature supports both the initial submission of claim data as well as the bulk upload of modifications and updates to existing Registrations.
Before using the bulk upload feature, it is encouraged that you become familiar with the claim forms and the VCF claimant portal. Sample claim forms, general instructions on how to submit a claim, and video tutorials explaining the online process can be found under the How to File a Claim webpage. You may also find it helpful to reference our Frequently Asked Questions.