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.
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 regular basis. Click on a link below for more information.
- Summary Statistics - posted quarterly
- Weekly Detailed Statistics - provided in Microsoft Excel format and associated definitions. NOTE: Due to the reauthorization of the VCF, the weekly statistics report will not be updated until further notice. We appreciate your patience as we modify our systems to separately track Group A and Group B claims. The last report was posted on January 5, 2016.
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
As directed by the regulations, the listing of claimants includes the names of those who have filed a death claim along with the deceased individual's 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:
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.