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    On July 29, 2019, the President signed into law the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (“VCF Permanent Authorization Act”), which extended the VCF claim filing deadline. The Special Master has interpreted the Permanent Authorization Act to allow a change to the deadline by which an individual must register with the VCF.

    Under the new policy, all claims will be considered timely if registered within two years of July 29, 2019, the date the VCF became permanent. This means every claim currently on file with the VCF is timely, and every future claim that is filed prior to July 29, 2021, will be timely. The new policy applies retroactively to all claims.

    This change addresses concerns about claimants who missed prior deadlines because they did not know that the VCF existed or was open to them, did not know that their condition (or the death of their loved one) was related to 9/11 exposure, or did not realize that they were eligible to file a VCF claim or that the VCF would be in place beyond the previous 2020 end date. Additional details about registration and claim filing deadlines can be found here.


The website is designed to make the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ("VCF") transparent and easy to navigate. You are able to:

  • File a claim with the VCF;
  • Access information about our policies and guidelines;
  • Obtain access to our forms and a list of resources to help you complete and submit your claim; and
  • Review newly updated Frequently Asked Questions.


    • Eighth Annual VCF Status Report posted. This new format includes more easy-to-understand and streamlined program statistics. In addition, the Message from the Special Master is included within the report.

    • The WTC Health Program Fact Sheet is a great resource that highlights key differences between the VCF and the WTC Health Program.

    • January monthly statistics report posted.

    • Recently updated FAQs translated to Spanish, Polish and Chinese. Update to FAQ 1.9 "Can I pursue a claim with both the VCF and the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (“USVSST Fund”)?" posted to our FAQ page.



    As directed by the regulations, the listing of claimants and deceased individuals includes the names of those who have either filed a claim for a deceased individual or amended a personal injury claim to notify the VCF that the victim is deceased. The listing includes the claimant's name 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.