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May 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

May 31, 2022

Statistics as of May 31, 2022

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April 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

April 30, 2022

Statistics as of April 30, 2022 

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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

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March 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

April 7, 2022

Statistics as of March 31, 2022

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February 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

February 28, 2022

Statistics as of February 28, 2022

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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.

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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.

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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.

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January 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

February 3, 2022

Statistics as of January 31, 2022

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December 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

January 6, 2022

Statistics as of December 31, 2021

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November 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

December 8, 2020
Statistics as of November 30, 2020.
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October 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

November 9, 2020
Statistics as of October 31, 2020.
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September 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

October 13, 2020
Statistics as of September 30, 2020.
Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

September 11, 2020
Dear Friends: This year, as we commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we do so with even heavier hearts as we see the added struggle of those with 9/11-related health conditions, and the particularly severe impact of COVID-19 in New York. We realize that in the months ahead, we are likely to see claims on behalf of those who have a 9/11-related condition and have suffered or died as a result of COVID-19. I want to take this opportunity to assure the 9/11 community that, as with all claims, we will review each case on its own facts in view of the laws governing the VCF. We have posted to our website a specific FAQ that explains how the VCF will evaluate claims where COVID-19 may have been a factor in an individual’s death, and we will be updating this information as needed.
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August 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

September 10, 2020
VCF Program Statistics as of August 31, 2020.
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July 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

August 11, 2020

VCF Program Statistics as of July 31, 2020.

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Messages from the Special Master

Special Master’s Message—Clarification on VCF Registration and Claim Filing Deadlines

August 6, 2020

Dear Friends:  I wanted to reach out directly and clarify some confusion that has arisen in recent days about September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) deadlines.   

There are two deadlines in the VCF’s claim filing process:  a Claim Filing Deadline and a Registration Deadline.  It is important to distinguish between the two and be aware of which applies to your individual circumstances.   

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Special Master’s Message on the Anniversary of the Signing of the VCF Permanent Authorization Act

July 29, 2020
Today we mark the first anniversary of President Trump’s signing of H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.”
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June 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

July 10, 2020
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May 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

June 8, 2020
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April 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

May 12, 2020
The April 2020 report includes key statistics as of April 30, 2020.
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March 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

April 10, 2020
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Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master - Anthony Gardner joins VCF as Director of Communications and External Affairs.

February 24, 2020
Anthony Gardner has joined the VCF as the Director of Communications and External Affairs, a new position created following the passage of the VCF Permanent Authorization Act.
Messages from the Special Master

A Message from the Special Master - Eighth Annual Status Report

February 19, 2020

This has been a year of many challenges, and significant changes for the VCF, greatest among them the July passage of the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (“VCF Permanent Authorization Act”), which secured the VCF’s funding for claims and amendments filed through 2090 (see page 5).  This year also saw the departure of Deputy Special Master Jordy Feldman, who left the VCF after more than 10 years of superb and dedicated service.