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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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Claim Management System Update

December 1, 2016

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

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Law Firm Meeting Notes

November 22, 2016

Notes posted from November 16, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.

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Messages from the Special Master

VCF Leadership Team announcement - Deputy Special Master Deborah Greenspan departs VCF

November 7, 2016

Effective November 3, 2016, Deborah Greenspan concluded her service as Deputy Special Master. Debby was instrumental to the success of the VCF from the time the initial program was enacted in 2001, through the reopening in 2011 and the recent reauthorization in 2015. Over the years, Debby brought her tremendous expertise and commitment to the victims of 9/11 to ensure a claims process that is transparent, equitable, and carefully considers the individual circumstances of each and every claim.

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Law Firm Meeting Notes

October 7, 2016

Notes posted from September 26, 2016 VCF meeting with law firms.

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Messages from the Special Master

A Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

September 9, 2016

Dear Friends,

As we approach the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the work that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) has accomplished since its reopening in 2011, and to update you on our plans regarding the work that remains to do.

Messages from the Special Master

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya - Program Updates

August 24, 2016

Dear Friends,

It has been exactly one month since I officially joined the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”). In that time, I have had the opportunity to immerse myself in the workings of the VCF and begin developing plans for the future so that we can meet the goal of processing claims in a thoughtful way, but without unnecessary delay. I am pleased to report that we are well on our way to meeting the immediate goals that I set when I joined the program last month.

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Reauthorization Timeline

August 24, 2016
Reauthorization Timeline as of August 24, 2016.
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