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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.


    • Notes posted from the December 8, 2017 VCF conference call with law firms.

    • We are pleased to offer Claimant Assistance Clinics in collaboration with New York Law School. Clinics will be facilitated by volunteer law students who will provide free assistance to people who would like to file a claim with the VCF without an attorney. You can view full details on the new “Claimant Assistance Clinics” page.

    • Updated instructions and requirements added to the Temporary Past Lost Earnings Worksheet. Please read the instructions carefully to ensure that your claim is adequately supported.

    • New VCF Overview presentation posted. This document is intended to be used as a reference by individuals who are filing a claim with the VCF, or by those who are interested in how the VCF operates.



    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.