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This website has been set up to support making the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) as fair, transparent, and easy to navigate as possible. On it, you will be able to do the following:

  • File a claim with the VCF;
  • Obtain a list of the kinds of documents and information that we will need in order to process your claim, so that you can begin collecting any necessary materials; and
  • Review newly updated Frequently Asked Questions.

To easily search the site based on a keyword, go to the page you want to search and type "Ctrl + F" on your computer. A search bar will open in your browser either at the top or bottom of the page. Enter the search word in the "Find" box and each instance of the word, if found on the page, will be highlighted. You can scroll down the page to see all of the highlighted entries or click on "Next" or "Previous" in the search bar.

HOW TO FILE A CLAIM

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CLAIM FILING DEADLINES



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DEC

  • Updated FAQ 6.33 posted regarding documents to demonstrate a WTC-related disability for FDNY claimants

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DEC

  • Updated FAQ 5.3 and updated Supporting Document Checklists posted to the Spanish, Polish, and Chinese website pages

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Claimant Assistance Clinics


Sheila Birnbaum 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.

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RELATED LINKS RELATED LINKS


For information on the World Trade Center Health Program, click here to be directed to the program's website.


For information on tax treatment for VCF payments, see the IRS Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks.



The Special Master posts VCF program statistics on a quarterly basis. Click here for more information.
Last Update: September 9, 2014


ANNUAL REPORT ANNUAL REPORT


The Special Master publishes an Annual Status Report describing the activities of the VCF, progress made to date, and key program statistics. Click here for more information.
Last Update: October 17, 2014



LISTING OF CLAIMANTS 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:

DOJOIG.FraudComplaints@usdoj.gov.

The security of all personally identifiable information is of paramount importance to everyone within the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. We implement various measures to protect the security and confidentiality of personally identifiable information. Such measures include access controls designed to limit access to personally identifiable information to the extent necessary to accomplish our mission. We also employ various security technologies to protect personally identifiable information stored on our systems. We test our security measures periodically to ensure that they remain operational.