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2.7 Once I have registered, what is the deadline to file my claim?

2.7 Once I have registered, what is the deadline to file my claim?
Effective Date

While Registration Deadlines vary depending on claim type and individual circumstances, the deadline to file a claim is the same for everyone.  Your claim must be filed by October 1, 2090

Once you have registered with the VCF, you should file your claim only after you have been certified by the WTC Health Program for a 9/11-related physical health condition.  This could happen any time between now and when the WTC Health Program closes in 2090.  If you file your claim without first being certified, the VCF will place your claim in Inactive status and it will remain in that status and will not be reviewed until you submit your certification letter.  See FAQ 3.3 for further details.

The VCF encourages you to file your claim after you have been certified and the full scope of your losses are known so that we can review your claim as quickly as possible to evaluate your eligibility for compensation.

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