HOW TO FILE A CLAIM

There are 3 steps to filing your VCF claim:


You may file your claim using the online system or, if you do not have access to the internet, you may file a “hard copy” claim form by mail.


OPTION 1: FILE ONLINE - this is the best way to file your claim and the VCF's recommended method

There are several key benefits to filing your claim online:

  • The online system guides you through the form and only asks you to answer applicable questions based on your previous responses
  • Most supporting documents can be uploaded electronically, saving printing and postage costs and avoiding any delays in mail delivery
  • Your claim form information and any uploaded documents are saved and you can access them at any time so you always have a copy of what you have submitted
  • Your VCF claim number is assigned at the start of the process
  • It is less expensive for the VCF to process online claims so overall administrative costs are reduced
  • Click here to begin your online claim.


OPTION 2: File a Hard Copy Form*

If you cannot file online because you do not have reliable access to the internet, you can choose one of the following options to receive and complete the claim form:

  • Download the PDF fillable version of the claim form, complete it using your computer, then print and mail it to the VCF
  • Print the PDF version of the claim form, complete it by hand, then mail it to the VCF
  • Request a hard copy form be mailed to you by calling the toll free Helpline at 1-855-885-1555


Ready to get started? Choose from the options on the right to begin your claim.

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The Department of Justice is authorized to collect this information by the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, Title IV of Public Law 107-42, Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act, 49 U.S.C. § 40101 note, as amended by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, Title II of Public Law 111-347. The information you submit is for official use by the U.S. Department of Justice for the purposes of determining your eligibility for and the amount of compensation you may receive under any claim you may choose to submit to the Victim Compensation Fund. Provision of this information is voluntary. Information you submit may be disclosed by the Government only in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act.

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