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Resource | Resources

Definitive Proof of Presence

May 10, 2024

Definitive Proof of Presence Documentation

[May 10, 2024]: Added "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority)"

[April 26, 2024]: Added "Salvation Army" and "New York State Department of Environmental Conservation".

[September 18, 2023]: Added "TWU Local 100" for NYCTA employees presence information.

[June 15, 2023]: Added Volunteers Who Signed in at Trinity Church to list.

[May 8, 2023]: Added NY City Department of Sanitation to list.

[April 20, 2023]: Removed entry for TWU Local 100

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VCF FAQ

1.2 Ya presenté mi reclamo. ¿Cuándo se decidirá?

May 6, 2024

Como regla general, los reclamos se revisan por orden de llegada, siguiendo el orden de la fecha en que se presentó el formulario de reclamo de compensación. Esto significa que el VCF prioriza los reclamos que han estado en espera por más tiempo antes de comenzar a revisar los reclamos más recientes. Los reclamos se priorizan para revisión sólo cuando toda la información requerida ha sido presentada.

VCF FAQ

1.2 I filed my claim. When will a decision be made on my claim?

May 6, 2024

As a general rule, claims are reviewed in “first in, first out” order based on the date the Claim Form was submitted. This means the VCF prioritizes claims that have been waiting longer before beginning review of newer submissions. Claims are prioritized for review only after all required information has been submitted.

The VCF continues to work to shorten the timeframe needed to decide a claim and is working towards issuing determinations within one year of submission of the claim form or amendment (assuming all information needed to process the claim has been submitted).

VCF FAQ

1.2 Złożyłem/am wniosek. Kiedy zostanie podjęta decyzja w mojej sprawie?

May 6, 2024

Na ogół wnioski są rozpatrywane w kolejności napływania – na podstawie daty złożenia formularza wniosku. Oznacza to, że wnioski oczekujące na rozpatrzenie dłużej mają pierwszeństwo przed wnioskami nowymi. Wnioski zostają przedłożone do rozpatrzenia w pierwszej kolejności tylko wtedy, kiedy załączono do nich wszystkie wymagane informacje.

VCF FAQ

1.2 我提出了我的索赔。何时将对我的索赔作出裁决?

May 6, 2024

一般情况下,我们将根据提交《索赔表》的日期以“先进先出”的顺序审核索赔。这意味着VCF会优先处理那些等待了较长时间的索赔,然后才开始审核较新提交的索赔。只有在所有的必需的信息提交后,索赔才会被优先审核。

VCF继续努力缩短对索赔做出裁决所需的时间,并且正在努力在提交《索赔表》或修改后的一年内做出裁决(假定已提交了处理索赔所需的全部信息)。

下面的索赔审核时间线图表反映了最新的审核索赔的状态。该时间线图的日期仅适用于有序提交的索赔, 也就是说,索赔申请拥有VCF 用以确定索赔人资格和计算赔偿金 所需的必要文件。由于未同所需文件一起提交而处于待用或搁置的索赔需要更长的时间进行审查,并不反映在该时间线图中。

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - Proof of Presence Website Updates – May 2, 2024

May 2, 2024

Email - Proof of Presence Website Updates – May 2, 2024

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email – VCF Policy Updates – May 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

Email – VCF Policy Updates – May 1, 2024

Report | Monthly

April 2024 Monthly Statistics Report

April 30, 2024

Statistics as of April 30, 2024

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Report | Monthly

March 2024 Monthly Statistics Report

March 31, 2024

Statistics as of March 31, 2024

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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email – myVCF Update – March 29, 2024

March 29, 2024

Email – myVCF Update – March 29, 2024

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Resource | Resources

Claim Review Process

March 25, 2024
A summary of the claim review process.
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VCF FAQ

1.1 I filed my claim. What happens next?

March 25, 2024

Once you file your claim, the first step the VCF takes is to do a preliminary review to confirm that all of the “minimally required” documents have been submitted. In addition to a complete Claim Form, we require the following documents before your claim can move forward for a more substantive review:

Resource | General Information

VCF Info Sheet

March 7, 2024

Change Log:

March 7, 2024: added Shanksville, PA, and Pentagon site dates.

June 28, 2023: updated text with more information regarding debris removal eligibility.

July 30, 2021: Changes made to reflect updated information regarding registration deadlines.

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Resource | General Information

Just the Facts

March 7, 2024
Just the Facts clarifies some common misconceptions about the VCF on a range of topics including who is eligible, how awards are determined, information on VCF registration deadlines, presence documentation, and how to register and file claims.
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Report | Monthly

February 2024 Monthly Statistics Report

February 29, 2024
Statistics as of February 29, 2024
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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email – VCF Process Update – February 23, 2024

February 23, 2024
Email – VCF Process Update – February 23, 2024
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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email – Process Change re_Appeal Hearing Transcript Requests

February 16, 2024
Email – Process Change re_Appeal Hearing Transcript Requests – February 16, 2024
Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email – Reminder of USVSST Policy

February 13, 2024
Email – Reminder of USVSST Policy – February 13, 2024
Report | Annual

VCF 2023 Annual Report

February 12, 2024

This report summarizes the VCF’s 12th year of operation, and focuses on the significant changes, challenges, and achievements of 2023. With the appointment of permanent Special Master Allison Turkel in March, the VCF began a new era of leadership, continuing to focus on the needs of the 9/11 community and building the tools to support the program’s longevity. The Fund hit new milestones, awarding $12.8 billion to over 56,600 claimants since re-opening in October 2011. In addition, in 2023 the VCF decided more claims and issued more award dollars than in any previous year.

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Messages from the Special Master

A Message from the Special Master

February 12, 2024

I was very proud to step into the role of Special Master in March 2023, particularly as a native New Yorker and someone who was raised to respect and value public service. In the months since, I have been struck by many things that I hadn’t fully anticipated – chief among them the need to inform the public about the VCF and to ensure that every person who might be eligible for a VCF award is aware of the program and has the resources and support they need to register and file a claim.

Resource | Resources

Document Checklist - Personal Injury

February 1, 2024
Updated Document Checklist for Personal Injury claims.
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Resource | Resources

Document Checklist - Deceased Claim

February 1, 2024
Updated Document Checklist for Deceased claims.
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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email – Replacement Services Policy – February 1, 2024

February 1, 2024

Email – Replacement Services Policy – February 1, 2024

Report | Monthly

January 2024 Monthly Statistics Report

January 31, 2024

Statistics as of January 31, 2024

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