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Law Firm Meeting Notes

December 20, 2017

Notes posted from the December 8, 2017 VCF conference call with law firms.

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Temporary Past Lost Earnings Worksheet

December 14, 2017
Submit with your claim if the victim is claiming temporary lost earnings due to an eligible condition.
Messages from the Special Master

A Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

September 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

Each year, as the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the country is reminded of the unprecedented losses suffered. At the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”), we acknowledge the important milestones reached in providing support to victims and families, but we are especially aware of the lives that continue to be impacted. The anniversary is a time for us to reaffirm our commitment to the important work that still lies ahead, and to maintain strong and steady progress as we seek to award compensation.

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New Worksheets Available

August 18, 2017

New worksheets posted to "Forms and Resources": NYCERS and NYSLRS Worksheet, Union and Defined Benefit Plan Worksheet, and Temporary Past Lost Earnings Worksheet.

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Law Firm Meeting Notes

August 18, 2017

Notes and slides posted from the August 9, 2017 VCF in-person meeting with law firms.

Messages from the Special Master

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

July 21, 2017

Dear Friends,

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Claim Management System Update

June 12, 2017

Law Firm Tip Sheet posted for recent enhancements made to the Online Claims System.

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Union and Other Defined Benefit Pension Plan Worksheet

June 9, 2017
Submit with your claim if the victim has a defined benefit plan through a union, employer, or other entity.
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Exhibit 1

June 9, 2017
Social Security Administration Consent Form
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Claim Management System Update

May 8, 2017

Law Firm Tip Sheet posted for recent enhancements made to the Online Claims System.

Messages from the Special Master

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

April 28, 2017

Dear Friends

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) publishes its first Quarterly Report of 2017 and I want to take the opportunity to give you an update on our progress.

As of March 31, the VCF has rendered over 15,500 compensation determinations, including initial awards on new claims, and revised awards on claims with amendments or appeals. These determinations total over $2.48 billion awarded to VCF claimants.

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Claim Management System Update

March 20, 2017

Law Firm Tip Sheet posted for recent enhancements made to the Online Claims System.

Messages from the Special Master

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

March 13, 2017
Fifth Annual Status Report and Jordana ("Jordy") Feldman appointed Deputy Special Master.
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Law Firm Meeting Notes

March 7, 2017

Notes posted from March 2, 2017 VCF conference call with law firms.

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Messages from the Special Master

A message from Special Master, Sheila Birnbaum, on the special notice announcing updated claim forms available for cancer claimants

December 13, 2012

Dear Claimants,

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has updated the Personal Injury and Deceased Individual claim forms to include the types of cancer that NIOSH has added to the list of WTC-Related Health Conditions. The updated forms are now available online through the Claims Management System.

You will find the eligible types of cancer listed in Part III of the claim form. Please see FAQ 3.21 for details on how to add cancer to your existing claim.

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New Resources for Law Firms

October 17, 2012

New Information for Law Firms page added.

Law Firm Bulk Upload instructions and templates updated

Messages from the Special Master

来自专案助理,Sheila Birnbaum的讯息- 关于宣布把某些类型的癌症纳入到与世贸中心(WTC)相关的健康状况清单的特别通知

October 15, 2012

尊敬的索赔人, 
 
关于把某些类型癌症纳入到与WTC相关健康状况清单的最终规定于2012年10月12日起生效。 
 
根据VCF的要求,如果您在2012年10月12日或之前,知道(或理应知道),身患被涵盖的癌症,您必须在2014年 10月12日之前提交您的索赔,以便让VCF进行审议。如果您在2012年10月12日后才知道患有被涵盖的癌症 ,那么,您必须在知道(或理应知道)患有被涵盖癌症之日起,两年之内,提交索赔,以便让VCF进行审议。例 如,如果您在2012年5月1日知道您患有被涵盖的癌症,您将必须在2014年10月12日前提交您的索赔。但是,如 果您在2013年1月1日知道您 患有被涵盖癌症,您将必须在2015年1月1日前提交您的索赔。 
 
已被确诊患有被涵盖癌症的个人,如果该癌症根据世界贸易中心(WTC)健康计划所制定的标准,被确定为因9/1 1袭击事件造成,同时,满足VCF的其他资格条件,就会符合资格,获VCF赔偿。有关VCF资格要求和纳入与WT C相关健康状况清单癌症类型的更多资料,请看VCF常见问题解答。 
 
此致, 
 
Sheila