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VCF FAQ

4.3 When should I amend my claim and when should I appeal? (Updated: December 26, 2019)

April 7, 2021

You should appeal if you are challenging the VCF’s determination on your claim.

You should amend if you are seeking a new determination based on new information.

VCF FAQ

4.3 Kiedy powinienem/powinnam złożyć poprawki, a kiedy odwołać się od decyzji?

April 7, 2021

Odwoływać należy się w celu kwestionowania decyzji VCF w sprawie wniosku.

Poprawkę należy złożyć w celu ubiegania się o wydanie nowej decyzji na podstawie nowych informacji.

VCF FAQ

3.1 ¿El Programa de Salud del WTC es parte del VCF?

April 7, 2021

No, el programa de Salud del WTC y el VCF son dos programas separados, y cada cual tiene su propio proceso de registro, criterios de elegibilidad, y misión. El  Programa de Salud del WTC  es administrado por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de EE.UU.

Resource | General Information

FAQ Updates

April 7, 2021
FAQ Updates made in English, Spanish, Polish and Chinese.
VCF FAQ

1.10 ¿Puedo presentar reclamos en ambos fondos, con el VCF y con el Fondo para Víctimas de los EE.UU. de Actos de Terrorismo Apoyado por el Estado (“U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund, USVSST)?

April 7, 2021

Sí, aunque, al VCF se le requiere por ley contrarrestar cualquier beneficio pagado por cualquier fuente colateral en relación a los ataques del 11/9. Como resultado, los pagos hechos por el Fondo de USVSST a las víctimas elegibles para compensación por el VCF, están sujeto a deducción. Para clarificar, el VCF es requisito deducir los pagos hechos por el Fondo de USVSST a la misma víctima a raíz de las lesiones relacionadas con el 11/9.

VCF FAQ

4.3 我应何时修改我的索赔,何时应上诉?

April 7, 2021

如果您在质疑VCF对您的索赔申请的裁定,则应该提出申诉。

如果您根据新的信息在寻求新的裁定,则应该提出修改。

如果您就赔偿提交申诉,在就您的申诉作出裁定之前,我们不会进行赔付如果您就资格提出申诉,则在对您的申诉作出裁定之后才会启动赔偿审核。在申诉期间就进行赔付的唯一情况是,索赔人在符合适用的标准后已被批准加急状态。在任何情况下,提交修改都不会影响最初的裁定的赔付。

您在考虑是否提出申诉或修改时,请考虑您是否要以接受最初的裁定的赔付并选择提交修改而不是提出申诉的方式而放弃某项索赔或争议,或者对某项索赔或争议做出妥协。VCF有权决定是否通过修改更适当地解决申诉中提交的问题。请注意,在已故的索赔中(即代表因9/11相关疾病而死亡的受害者提出的索赔),除非在有限的情况下,您将无法修改您的索赔。

VCF FAQ

3.1 Is the WTC Health Program part of the VCF?

April 7, 2021

No, the VCF and the WTC Health Program are two separate programs, each of which has its own registration process, eligibility criteria, and mission. The WTC Health Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders to the WTC and related sites in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA; and for survivors who were in the WTC Health Program’s New York City Disaster Area during the required timeframe.

VCF FAQ

3.2 ¿El VCF recibe copia de mi record médico del El Programa de Salud del WTC? ¿Necesito proveer copias de mi record médico con mi reclamo?

April 7, 2021

El VCF no recibe copia de su récord médico como parte del acuerdo de compartir información con el Programa de Salud del WTC. El Programa de Salud del WTC solo le provee al VCF la información que se usa para determinar si usted tiene una condición elegible certificada. La información que recibimos del Programa de Salud del WTC incluye, nombre de la condición, la categoría de la condición dentro del Programa de Salud del WTC (por ejemplo, cáncer, desorden en las vías respiratorias superiores), y el código del diagnóstico médico asociado.

VCF FAQ

3.1 Czy Program Zdrowia WTC jest częścią VCF?

April 7, 2021

Nie, Fundusz VCF i Program Zdrowia WTC to dwa odrębne programy i każdy z nich ma swoje własne zasady dotyczące procesu rejestracji, kryteriów kwalifikowalności i misję.

Resource | Forms

Claim Information Resolution Form

March 30, 2021
Form used to resolve data discrepancy issues.
Resource | Forms

Victim Presence Statement

March 30, 2021
The Victim Presence Statement allows a victim to provide additional details regarding their presence. 
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Resource | Forms

Witness Presence Statement

March 30, 2021
The Witness Presence Statement should be used as the template for all affidavits. 
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Resource | Resources

Instructions for VCF Payments to Law Firm Accounts

March 29, 2021
Instructions for firms who have an agreement with the claimants they represent that VCF payments will be made directly to a law firm bank account.
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Report | Monthly

February 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

March 5, 2021
Statistics as of February 28, 2021.
Resource | Forms

VCF Medical Expense Worksheet

March 1, 2021
Updated medical expense worksheet.
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Resource | General Information

VCF Social Media Comment and Privacy Statement

February 16, 2021
Report | Annual

Ninth Annual Status Report

February 16, 2021
Ninth Annual Status Report - activity as of December 31, 2020.
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Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master - Ninth Annual Status Report

February 16, 2021

While it is impossible to review the past year without mention of the enormous challenges presented by COVID-19, and its particularly severe impact on the 9/11 community, I am proud to report that the VCF’s work on their behalf continued with almost no disruption throughout 2020.

Report | Monthly

January 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

February 9, 2021
Statistics as of January 31, 2021.
Resource | Resources

Claim Review Process

February 4, 2021
A summary of the claim review process.
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Report | Monthly

December 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

January 11, 2021
Statistics as of December 31, 2020.
Resource | Resources

How to Claim Medical Expenses

January 5, 2021
Updated instructions on claiming medical expenses.
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Resource | Forms

Third Party Verification Form

January 5, 2021
Updated form used to verify third parties, such as employers or volunteer organizations.
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Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master on the Tenth Anniversary of the Signing of the Zadroga Act

January 4, 2021
Ten years ago, on January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which established the World Trade Center Health Program and reactivated the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
VCF FAQ

6.5 Can I get reimbursed for medical expenses that I paid out-of-pocket and were not covered by the WTC Health Program or reimbursed by my insurance?

December 18, 2020

Yes. You can request reimbursement for past out-of-pocket medical expenses you paid as a result of your eligible condition(s) if they were paid before the date that the WTC Health Program certified your condition(s). The VCF will not reimburse for expenses you incur after your condition was certified if you decide to have your conditions treated by a non-WTC Health Program physician, or to have your prescriptions filled by an unaffiliated pharmacy.