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Welcome to the redesigned VCF website

The updated site includes changes to navigation with dropdown menus for key content, a new site search bar (with search results specific to just the VCF site), and more user-friendly content. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to find exactly what you need. We will continue to make updates to the site in the coming months, including revamped content and new materials. We are excited about providing you with an enhanced website experience and encourage you to continue to check the site on a regular basis for updates.

Welcome to the VCF

The VCF has earned a reputation for being faithful to our statute, fair to our claimants, and defensible to the taxpayers. The signing of the “Never Forget the Heroes, James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act” was a clear vote of confidence in our process and our administration of the fund. As we enter this new phase, we intend to continue in this same vein, serving as trusted and fiscally responsible stewards of this funding and ensuring that it is properly directed to its intended use.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The VCF remains operational at this time, although we expect delays in all areas of claims processing.

Please read the information here, and continue to check this website for updates.

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    Policies and Procedures

    This resource includes information on eligibility criteria, the methodology used to calculate economic and non-economic loss, payment procedures, appeals and hearings, claims for deceased individuals, and information for claimants who are represented by an attorney for their claim.

    Listing of Claimants and Deceased Individuals

    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:
     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.