While you do not need a lawyer to submit a claim to the VCF, some claimants choose to work with an attorney. Information here is of particular interest to law firms and attorneys who are representing VCF claimants. Attorneys representing claimants are encouraged to check this page periodically for updates and new information.
Forms and Resources
- Law Firm Payment Instructions- instructions if your firm has an agreement with the claimants you represent that VCF payments will be made directly to a law firm bank account.
- Exhibit C - Attorney Certification of Compliance with Provision on Limitation on Attorney Fees.
- Change of Attorney Form - due to change of attorney.
Communications to Law Firms:
Notes posted from March 2, 2017 VCF conference call with law firms.
Law Firm Tip Sheet for recent enhancements made to the Online Claims System.
Notes posted from November 16, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.
Notes posted from September 26, 2016 VCF meeting with law firms.
CMS Law Firm Tip Sheet.
Guidance for claims started or submitted using the old system.
New Claimant Portal Overview Training - August 2016.
Notes posted from June 15, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.
Notes posted from May 24, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.
Notes posted from March 24, 2016 VCF meeting with law firms.
Information for Surrogates and Probate Courts: VCF Treatment of Letters of Administration or Other Court Orders Providing Limitations on the Authority of a Personal Representative – Effect on Group A Payments - you can print and take this document to the court.
Changes made to the Claims Management System to reflect the VCF reauthorization.
Notes posted from January 27, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.
New enhancements made to the Claims Management System.
Notes posted from December 8, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.
Notes posted from September 28, 2015 meeting with law firms regarding VCF Program Shutdown.