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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

1.10 Czy mogę się ubiegać o odszkodowanie zarówno od VCF jak i od U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund („USVSST”)

April 7, 2021

Tak, jednakże prawo wymaga, żeby Fundusz VCF potrącił jakiekolwiek świadczenia otrzymane ze źródeł dodatkowych i związane z atakami 11 września. Z tego względu, płatności uzyskane od Funduszu USVSST przez wnioskodawców, którzy są również uprawnieni do otrzymania odszkodowania od Funduszu VCF podlegają potraceniom przez Fundusz VCF. Dokładniej, Fundusz VCF jest zobowiązany do potracenia płatności z Funduszu USVSST wypłaconych za szkody związane z wydarzeniami 11 września u tej samej ofiary.

VCF FAQ

1.10 我是否可以向VCF和美国国家赞助的恐怖主义受害者基金(“USVSST基金”)都提出索赔?

April 7, 2021

可以,但是,根据法律,VCF须抵消与9/11袭击有关的其他间接款项来源所支付的任何收益。 因此,给也有资格获得VCF赔偿的受害者支付的USVSST基金付款将由VCF抵消。 需要明确的是,VCF必须抵消向同一受害人因9/11相关伤害而支付的USVSST基金付款。

有关更多信息,请参看VCF的《政策和程序》的第3.9节

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

1.4 ¿Necesito un abogado para presentar un reclamo?

April 7, 2021

No, usted no necesita un abogado para presentar un reclamo con el VCF, y no se le da prioridad a los reclamos que son presentado a través de abogado sobre los reclamos presentados sin abogados. Nosotros evaluamos todos los reclamos siguiendo las mismas guías y calculando los reclamos con la misma metodología, sin importar que un abogado esta asistiendo con el reclamo. Tenemos varios recursos disponibles para asistir a los individuos a presentar su reclamo, incluyendo la línea de llamada que es libre de costo con representantes bilingües, e interpretes para cualquier idioma.

VCF FAQ

1.4 Czy do złożenia wniosku muszę mieć prawnika?

April 7, 2021

Nie, prawnik nie jest konieczny do złożenia wniosku do VCF i wnioski złożone przez prawników nie są traktowane priorytetowo w stosunku do tych, które zostały złożone bez reprezentacji prawnika. Rozpatrujemy wszystkie wnioski stosując te same zasady i naliczamy wszystkie odszkodowania wykorzystując tę samą metodologię, bez względu na to, czy prawnik zajmował się wnioskiem.

VCF FAQ

1.4 我是否需要律师来提交索赔?

April 7, 2021

不,您需要通过律师向VCF提交索赔.通过律师提交的索赔并没有比没有通过律师提交的索赔有任何优先权。无论有还是没有律师协助那些索赔,我们都会依据相同的准则评估所有的索赔,并运用相同的方法计算出所有的赔偿金。我们有一些资源可用来协助个人提交索赔,包括有双语代表的免费求助热线电话,以及有任何语种的口译人员。求助热线可回答有关索赔程序的问题,帮您填写索赔表格,解释您须随索赔提交的证明文件。您可以打电话获取一般信息,也可以预约求助热线代表来完成并提交索赔。若您决定聘律师协助您的索赔,那么律师向你收取的费用会受法律限制。律师收取的费用不得超过您所获的VCF赔偿金额的百分之十。

VCF FAQ

3.2 Does the VCF receive copies of my medical records from the WTC Health Program? Do I need to submit them with my claim?

April 7, 2021

The VCF does not receive copies of your medical records as part of our information-sharing agreement with the WTC Health Program.  The WTC Health Program only provides the VCF with information that is used to determine whether you have an eligible, certified condition.  The information we receive from the WTC Health Program includes the name of the condition, the WTC Health Program category under which the condition falls (for example, Cancer or Upper Respiratory Disorder), and the associated medical diagnosis code.  If the WTC Health Program notifies us that you have been certified

Report | Monthly

March 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

April 7, 2021
Statistics as of March 31, 2021.
Associated Document:
Resource | General Information

FAQ Updates

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

1.10 Can I pursue a claim with both the VCF and the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (“USVSST Fund”)?

April 7, 2021

Yes, however, the VCF is required by law to offset any benefit paid by other collateral sources relating to the 9/11 attacks. As a result, USVSST Fund payments made to victims who are also eligible for compensation from the VCF, will be subject to offset by the VCF. To be clear, the VCF is required to offset USVSST Fund payments made on account of 9/11-related injuries to the same victim.

For more information, refer to Section 3.9 of the VCF’s Policies and Procedures.

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.
Associated Document:
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.
Associated Document:
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.
Associated Document:
Report | Monthly

December 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

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

Third Party Verification Form

January 5, 2021
Updated form used to verify third parties, such as employers or volunteer organizations.
Associated Document:
Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - VCF Website Update - January 2021

January 5, 2021

Email - VCF Website Update - January 5, 2021

Resource | Resources

How to Claim Medical Expenses

January 5, 2021
Updated instructions on claiming medical expenses.
Associated Document:
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).
Resource | Policies and Procedures

Updated: Policies and Procedures and Associated Documents

December 18, 2020
VCF Policies and Procedures, as well as associated forms and resources have been updated.
Resource | Forms

ACH International Wire Transfer Form

December 18, 2020
New form for international wire transfers.