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Important Notice: Reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
On December 18, 2015 President Obama signed into law a bill reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. This includes the reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”).
The reauthorization puts in place a new law that extends the VCF for five years and includes some important changes to the VCF’s policies and procedures for evaluating claims and calculating each claimant’s loss. The new law requires the Special Master to review the legislation to understand how it impacts claimants and the VCF’s day-to-day operations. This includes a review of the VCF’s policies and procedures for evaluating and computing claims and the forms and documents required to submit claims.
The new law also requires the Special Master to publish updated regulations governing the VCF no later than June 18, 2016 and it specifies that new claims cannot be filed until the updated regulations are published. Although our online claims system is still operational, please do not submit your claim or any supporting documents at this time. This will help to ensure you are using the most up-to-date forms and are providing the appropriate documents and information when filing your claim.
If you have not yet registered with the VCF: Although the reauthorization specifies that new claims cannot be filed until the updated regulations governing the VCF are published, the online registration system is still available and claimants must still meet their applicable registration deadline. Click here for information on registration deadlines and options for submitting your registration.
Click here for more detailed information on the reauthorization, including a timeline showing when we expect new claim forms to be available.
The reauthorization will benefit individuals impacted by the events of 9/11 and we appreciate your patience as we move forward in implementing these important changes.