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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022

Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - May 3, 2022

Report | Monthly

April 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

April 30, 2022

Statistics as of April 30, 2022 

Associated Document:
Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master – Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

April 29, 2022

Dear Friends,

Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Incoming Special Master - August Flentje named Special Master for an interim period

April 29, 2022

It is an honor to step into the role of Special Master on an interim basis while the process to identify Rupa Bhattacharyya’s permanent successor is identified.  I have been a career civil service attorney with the Department of Justice since 1998, and have managed several Civil Division components for temporary periods, including the branch that has responsibility over the operations of the VCF.  In that capacity, I’ve worked with Rupa to help address issues that arise in the management of the VCF and am familiar with its functions and operation.  I look forward to working with the VCF aga

Report | Monthly

March 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

April 7, 2022

Statistics as of March 31, 2022

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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - April 5, 2022

April 5, 2022

Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - April 5, 2022

Resource | Resources

VCF Leadership Announcement

April 5, 2022

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced today that she will be leaving the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund at the end of this month for a position with Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - VCF Communications - March 21, 2022

March 21, 2022

Email - VCF Communications - March 21, 2022

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - Important Reminders re: Compliance with DOJ Online System Acceptable Use Policy - March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022

Email - Important Reminders re: Compliance with DOJ Online System Acceptable Use Policy - March 9, 2022

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - Important Information from the WTC Health Program - March 7, 2022

March 7, 2022

Email - Important Information from the WTC Health Program - March 7, 2022

Resource | Forms

Third Party Verification Form

March 3, 2022
Updated form used to verify third parties, such as employers or volunteer organizations.
Associated Document:
Report | Monthly

February 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

February 28, 2022

Statistics as of February 28, 2022

Associated Document:
Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master – Kimberly (Kim) C. Brown Joins the VCF as the Director of Operations

February 24, 2022

Kimberly (Kim) C. Brown has joined the VCF as the Director of Operations. In this new position, Kim will focus on overseeing the VCF’s day-to-day operations in areas such as the Helpline and the processing of hard copy mail, identifying opportunities for innovation as the VCF continues to move into its long-term status stemming from the passage of the VCF Permanent Authorization Act.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - VCF Website Update, Message from the Special Master - February 24, 2022

February 24, 2022

Email - VCF Website Update, Message from the Special Master - February 24, 2022

Report | Annual

VCF 2021 Annual Report

February 9, 2022

The VCF released its tenth Annual Report, which details how the VCF team successfully navigated challenges in addition to those created by COVID-19,  maintained steady productivity, and completed another successful year in service to the 9/11 community, awarding nearly $1.5 billion, in 2021.

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the report features an array of images of memorials and monuments created around the world to honor those whose lives were forever impacted by the events of September 11, 2001.

Associated Document:
Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master - Tenth Annual Status Report

February 9, 2022

The VCF successfully navigated another highly productive year in 2021, in a year that saw not one but two significant anniversaries: the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Zadroga Act, which created in the VCF, in January, and then the solemn reminder months later that twenty years have passed since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Report | Monthly

January 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

February 3, 2022

Statistics as of January 31, 2022

Report | Monthly

December 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

January 6, 2022

Statistics as of December 31, 2021

Resource | Forms

Claim Information Resolution Form

December 21, 2021
Form used to resolve data discrepancy issues.
Resource | Forms

Witness Presence Statement

December 9, 2021
The Witness Presence Statement should be used as the template for all affidavits. 
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Report | Monthly

November 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

December 8, 2021

Statistics as of November 30, 2021

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - Important Update Regarding NYCERS Documentation for Deceased Individuals

December 6, 2021

Email - Important Update Regarding NYCERS Documentation for Deceased Individuals - December 6, 2021

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - Important Update Regarding Submitting Exhibit A – Authorization for Release of Medical Records

November 16, 2021

Email - Important Update Regarding Submitting Exhibit A – Authorization for Release of Medical Records - November 16, 2021

Report | Monthly

October 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

November 9, 2021
Statistics as of October 31, 2021
Report | Monthly

September 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

October 6, 2021
Statistics as of September 30, 2021