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.
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.
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.
VCF Permanent Authorization Act
- Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization Act Resources
- Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya
- Questions and Answers specific to the Permanent Authorization
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.
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.