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Law Firms

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.

 

Law Firm Did You Know?

 

Claims Management System (CMS) Info

CMS Enhancements - Tip Sheets

Communications to Law Firms:

2015

September 28, 2015

Law Firm Payment Instructions posted - follow these 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.

September 14, 2015

Updated information for law firms posted - notes from September 9, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

August 31, 2015

The VCF has prepared a guide to assist law firms in using the new functionality that became available in the online Claims Management System in August 2015.

August 5, 2015

Multiple enhancements made to the Claims Management System - click here for details.

July 28, 2015

Updated information for law firms posted - notes from July 22, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

June 26, 2015

Updated information for law firms posted - notes from June 17, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

May 22, 2015

Updated information for law firms posted - notes from May 20, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

April 13, 2015

Updated information for law firms posted - notes from April 8, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

March 20, 2015

Updated information for law firms posted - notes from March 4, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

March 20, 2015
January 23, 2015

Notes from January 20, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms posted.

2014

December 19, 2014

Notes from December 15, 2014 VCF conference call with law firms posted.

November 7, 2014

Notes from November 3, 2014 VCF conference call with law firms and new Medical Expense Worksheet posted.

September 18, 2014

Notes from September 15, 2014 VCF conference call with law firms posted.

August 15, 2014

Important reminders for law firms posted.

August 15, 2014

Updates made to the Claims Management System:

  • July 14, 2014: Enhanced email notifications for document uploads and new outbound correspondence.
  • July 10, 2014: Drop Down list of document types changed to separate "Appeal Request Form" and "Pre-Hearing Questionnaire" into unique document types.
May 16, 2014

 Materials reviewed at the May 14, 2014 Claims Management System training for Law Firm Users.

 

May 5, 2014

Updates made to the Claims Management System:

  • New functionality available to Amend Claims.
  • Update made so that Claimant Search will no longer show the default claim if "Enter" is clicked when searching.
  • Online claim forms updated to include Prostate Cancer and revised WTC Health Program definitions of Rare Cancer and Childhood Cancer.
April 2, 2014

Materials reviewed at the March 26, 2014 law firm meeting:

2013

October 23, 2013

Updated important reminders for law firms (originally posted on June 17, 2013).