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VCF FAQ

1.2 我提出了我的索赔。何时将对我的索赔作出裁决?

November 4, 2022

一般情况下,我们将根据提交的日期以“先进先出”的顺序审核索赔。对于2016年8月1日之后提交的索赔而言,这就是《索赔表》提交的日期。这意味着VCF会优先处理那些等待了较长时间的索赔,然后才开始审核较新提交的索赔。

VCF继续缩短对索赔做出裁决所需的时间,并且正在努力在提交《索赔表》或修改后的一年内做出裁决(假定已提交了处理索赔所需的全部信息)。下面的索赔审核时间线图表反映了最新的审核索赔的状态。

VCF FAQ

1.2 Złożyłem/am wniosek. Kiedy zostanie podjęta decyzja w mojej sprawie?

November 4, 2022

Na ogół wnioski są rozpatrywane w kolejności napływania – na podstawie daty złożenia wniosku o odszkodowanie. Dla wniosków złożonych po 1 sierpnia 2016 roku jest to data złożenia Formularzu Wniosku. Oznacza to, że wnioski oczekujące na rozpatrzenie dłużej mają pierwszeństwo przed wnioskami nowymi.

VCF FAQ

1.2 I filed my claim. When will a decision be made on my claim?

November 4, 2022

As a general rule, claims are reviewed in “first in, first out” order based on the date the compensation claim was submitted. For claims submitted after August 1, 2016, this is the date the Claim Form was submitted. This means the VCF prioritizes claims that have been waiting longer before beginning review of newer submissions.

VCF FAQ

1.2 Ya presenté mi reclamo. ¿Cuándo se decidirá?

November 4, 2022

Como regla general, los reclamos se revisan por orden de llegada, siguiendo el orden la fecha en que se presentó el reclamo de compensación. Los reclamos que se presentaron después del 1 de agosto de 2016, el orden de llegada será el de la presentación del nuevo formulario. Esto significa que el VCF le da prioridad a los reclamos que han estado en espera por más tiempo antes de comenzar a revisar los reclamos más recientes.

VCF FAQ

6.3 When can I expect to receive payment and will the payment be pro-rated?

September 15, 2022

The VCF does not pro-rate payments. Your claim will be paid in full for the calculated loss amount at the time the payment is processed.

The timing of your payment depends on whether or not you appeal your award:

Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master on the 21st Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

September 9, 2022
Dear Friends, The anniversary of the September 11th attacks is always a time for reflection.  For me personally, this is the first anniversary since being appointed earlier this year as the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s (“VCF”) interim Special Master.  Despite my relatively short time in this role, I have been touched by the stories in each claim I have reviewed, and deeply impressed by the perseverance, resilience, and humility of the community our team serves.  Today, we continue to pay tribute to the lives lost and the community that came together during the recovery efforts in response to one of our country’s hardest challenges.
VCF FAQ

1.1 我提出了索赔。接下来会怎样?

May 26, 2022

您提出索赔后,VCF所采取的第一个步骤就是进行初步审核,以确定所有的“具最低要求”的文件都已提交。除了完整的《索赔表》之外,我们还需要以下文件,才能对您的索赔进行更为实质性的审核:

VCF FAQ

1.1 Złożyłem/am wniosek. Co dalej?

May 26, 2022

Pierwszym krokiem podejmowanym przez VCF po złożeniu wniosku jest jego wstępne rozpatrzenie w celu potwierdzenia, że złożono wszystkie „minimalnie wymagane” dokumenty. Zanim rozpoczniemy szczegółowe rozpatrywanie wniosku, oprócz wypełnionego formularza wniosku wymagamy następujące dokumenty:

VCF FAQ

1.1 I filed my claim. What happens next?

May 26, 2022

Once you file your claim, the first step the VCF takes is to do a preliminary review to confirm that all of the “minimally required” documents have been submitted. In addition to a complete Claim Form, we require the following documents before your claim can move forward for a more substantive review:

VCF FAQ

1.1 Ya presenté mi reclamo. ¿Cuál es el siguiente paso?

May 26, 2022

Una vez presentado el reclamo, el primer paso que el Fondo de Compensación para Víctimas (Victim Compensation Fund, VCF) toma es hacer una revisión preliminar para confirmar que todos los documentos "mínimos requeridos" se hayan entregado. En adición al requisito de completar el Formulario de Reclamo, también le requerimos los siguientes documentos para que su reclamo pueda progresar a una revisión más sustancial:

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

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 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.

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.

VCF FAQ

6.4 我的赔款中是否会扣除来自其他来源(例如退伍军人事务部、纽约市员工退休制度等)的残疾抚恤金?

November 10, 2016

是的,如果赔款是与 9/11相关且符合条件的疾病导致的残疾有关。该法规要求VCF从您的赔款中扣除您正在领取或有资格领取的、与您符合资格的身体健康状况相关的任何残疾抚恤金。如果您因疾病正领取残疾抚恤金,而根据VCF这些疾病是不符合条件的,那么这些金额不会从您的赔款中扣除。

VCF FAQ

6.1 如果自上次赔款以来,我的银行帐户或地址已变更,怎么办?

November 10, 2016

如果您已从VCF收到至少一笔赔款,并且您的银行信息自处理上次赔款以来已变更,您必须尽快填写一份新的《支付信息表》并通过邮寄或传真寄给VCF。如果您的地址已变更,请拨打求助热线 1-855-885-1555 以协助更新您在VCF的记录。

VCF FAQ

6.4 Czy renty inwalidzkie z innych źródeł (np. Veterans Affairs, NYCERs itp.) zostaną potrącone z przyznanego odszkodowania?

November 10, 2016

Tak, jeśli renta przysługuje z tytułu niepełnosprawności na skutek uszczerbku na zdrowiu związanego z 11 września. Ustawa wymaga potrącenia przez VCF rent, które Państwo otrzymują lub są uprawnieni do otrzymywania w związku z uszczerbkiem na zdrowiu uprawniającym do otrzymania odszkodowania. Jeśli otrzymywana renta przysługuje z tytułu niepełnosprawności w związku z uszczerbkiem na zdrowiu niedopuszczonym przez VCF, kwoty te nie zostaną potrącone od odszkodowania.

VCF FAQ

6.1 łCo stanie się, jeśli od momentu mojej ostatniej wypłaty zmienię numer konta lub adres?

November 10, 2016

Jeżeli otrzymali już Państwo wypłatę z VCF, a Państwa numer konta zmienił się od momentu ostatniej wypłaty, należy bezzwłocznie wypełnić i przesłać do VCF pocztą lub faksem Formularz z Informacjami do Płatności. W przypadku zmiany adresu proszę zadzwonić do naszej Linii Pomocy pod numer 1-855-885-1555, aby dokonać zmiany adresu w naszych aktach.

VCF FAQ

6.4 ¿Los pagos por discapacidad de otras fuentes (tales como Asuntos de Veteranos, NYCERS), etc.) serán deducidos de mi indemnización?

November 10, 2016

Sí, si los pagos están relacionados con su discapacidad por una condición elegible relacionada al 9/11. La ley exige que el VCF deduzca de su indemnización cualquier beneficio por discapacidad que usted esté recibiendo, o tenga derecho a recibir, relacionado con sus condiciones físicas de salud elegibles. Si está recibiendo pagos de discapacidad por condiciones que no son elegibles para el VCF, esos montos no se deducirán de su indemnización.

VCF FAQ

6.1 ¿Qué pasa si mi cuenta bancaria o dirección han cambiado desde mi último pago?

November 10, 2016

Si ya ha recibido al menos un pago del VCF y su información bancaria ha cambiado desde que se procesó el último pago, debe completar y enviar por correo o fax un nuevo Formulario de Información de Pago al VCF tan pronto como sea posible. Si su dirección ha cambiado, por favor, llame a nuestra Línea de Ayuda 1-855-885-1555 para obtener asistencia sobre la actualización de datos.

VCF FAQ

6.4 Are disability payments from other sources (such as Veterans Affairs, NYCERs, etc.) deducted from my award?

November 10, 2016

Yes, if the payments are related to your disability from an eligible 9/11-related condition. The statute requires that the VCF offset from your award any disability benefits you are receiving, or entitled to receive, related to your eligible physical health conditions. If you are receiving disability payments for conditions that are not eligible under the VCF, those amounts will not be deducted from your award.

VCF FAQ

6.1 What if my bank account or address has changed since my last payment?

November 10, 2016

If you have already received at least one payment from the VCF and your banking information has changed since the last payment was processed, you must complete and mail or fax a new Payment Information Form to the VCF as quickly as possible.  If your address has changed, please call our Helpline at 1-855-885-1555 for assistance in updating our records.

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.

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.