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There are two deadlines in the VCF’s claim filing process: a Claim Filing Deadline and a Registration Deadline. It is important to distinguish between the two and be aware of which applies to your individual circumstances.

We have comprehensive information about each deadline, as well as details about when to register, and when to file a claim.


Laws and Regulations

Documents related to the Victim Compensation Fund can be accessed through the links listed below.

H.R. 1327 - Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act

Notice of Inquiry as published by the Special Master in the Federal Register on October 3, 2018.

Final Rule has been published (2016)

Interim Final Rule and updated Regulations (2016)

Comparison of original and updated Regulations (2016)

Congressional memo regarding reauthorization (PDF) - this is a memo prepared for Senator Gillibrand that provides a side-by-side comparison of the provisions of the WTCHP and VCF in current law at the time of reauthorization (prior law) and the changes made by reauthorization legislation (current law); a section-by-section summary of the WTCHP and VCF reauthorization provisions as enacted; and a plain language summary of the changes to the WTCHP and VCF as enacted.

Zadroga Act Reauthorization Statute (2015)

Comparison of 2010 statute and Reauthorization (2015)

Regulations (2011)

Zadroga Act (2010)

VCF 1 Statute (2001)