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VCF FAQ

1.4 Do I need a lawyer to file a claim?

April 7, 2021

No, you do not need an attorney to file a VCF claim, and there is no priority given to claims submitted by an attorney over those without an attorney.  We evaluate all claims following the same guidelines and calculate all awards using the same methodology, regardless of whether an attorney is assisting with the claim.

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

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

4.3 ¿Cuándo debería enmendar y cuándo debería apelar?

April 7, 2021

Debería apelar si usted va a cuestionar la determinación del VCF.

Debería modificar si usted va a procurar una nueva determinación basada en información nueva. 

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:
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.

Resource | General Information

VCF Social Media Comment and Privacy Statement

February 16, 2021
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 | Resources

How to Claim Medical Expenses

January 5, 2021
Updated instructions on claiming medical expenses.
Associated Document:
Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - VCF Website Update - January 2021

January 5, 2021

Email - VCF Website Update - January 5, 2021

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 ¿Me pueden reembolsar los gastos médicos que pagué directamente porque no estaban cubiertos por el Programa de Salud del WTC ni fueron reembolsados por mi plan médico?

December 18, 2020

Sí. Usted puede solicitar reembolso de los gastos médicos que pagó directamente como resultado de su(s) condición(es) elegible(s) si estos pagos fueron hechos antes de la fecha de certificación de su(s) condición(es) elegible(s) por el Programa de Salud del WTC. El VCF no reembolsará los gastos incurridos después de que su condición haya sido certificada, y si usted eligió tratarse con un médico fuera del Programa de Salud del WTC, o si sus medicamentos fueron completados por una farmacia no afiliada.

VCF FAQ

6.5 Czy mogę otrzymać zwrot poniesionych przeze mnie bieżących wydatków medycznych, które nie zostały pokryte przez Programem Zdrowia WTC...

December 18, 2020

Tak. Mogą Państwo ubiegać się o zwrot poniesionych wydatków medycznych na skutek uszczerbku (lub uszczerbków) na zdrowiu uprawniającego do otrzymania odszkodowania, pod warunkiem, że zostały one zapłacone przed datą uznania przez Program Zdrowia do leczenia Państwa uszczerbku lub uszczerbków na zdrowiu. Fundusz VCF nie pokryje wydatków medycznych, które Państwo poniosą po dacie uznania do leczenia, jeśli zdecydują się Państwo na leczenie przez lekarza spoza Programu Zdrowia WTC lub jeśli Państwa recepty zostaną zrealizowane w aptece niezwiązanej z Programem Zdrowia WTC.

VCF FAQ

6.5 我自付的医疗费用,若不在WTC健康项目所承保的范围或我的保险公司不予报销,是否可以报销?

December 18, 2020

可以报销。如果这些费用是在WTC健康项目对您的疾病确认之日之前支付的,由于您的疾病符合条件,您能要求报销那些您过去自付的医疗费用。如果您在疾病得到认证之后,决定由非WTC健康项目里的医生治疗您的疾病,或由非附属药房开处方,VCF将不会报销您所付出的费用。

因为报销自付医疗费用的申请需要提交重要文件和对重要文件的审核,以确定所声称的医疗费用与您的符合资格的疾病相关,而且您本人自付了这些费用。处理这些索赔需要时间,而且可能推迟您获得赔偿的时间。因此,VCF建立了关于何时以及如何提交医疗费用申请的具体标准。

Resource | Resources

Presumptively Compensable Expenses

December 18, 2020
Updated presumptively compensable expenses.
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.

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.
Resource | Resources

How to File an Amendment

December 18, 2020
Associated Document:
Report | Monthly

November 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

December 8, 2020
Statistics as of November 30, 2020.
Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Email - Claims Management System Update

November 16, 2020

Email - Claims Management System Update - November 16, 2020