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Email - VCF Online Claims System Acceptable Use Policy Update - June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022

Email - VCF Online Claims System Acceptable Use Policy Update - June 13, 2022

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What to Expect at Your Hearing

June 6, 2022
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Document Checklist - Deceased Claim

June 6, 2022
Updated Document Checklist for Deceased claims.
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Claim Status Definitions

May 31, 2022
Definitions of claim statuses used in the online claims management system.
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Document Checklist - Personal Injury

May 31, 2022
Updated Document Checklist for Personal Injury claims.
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Email - Notes from April 26 VCF call with law firms - May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Email - Notes from April 26 VCF call with law firms - May 16, 2022

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Law Firm Meeting Notes April 2022

May 13, 2022

Notes posted from the April 26, 2022 VCF conference call with law firms.

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Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022

Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - May 3, 2022

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,

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Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - April 5, 2022

April 5, 2022

Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - April 5, 2022

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VCF Leadership Announcement

April 5, 2022

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced today that she will be leaving the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund at the end of this month for a position with Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.

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Email - VCF Communications - March 21, 2022

March 21, 2022

Email - VCF Communications - March 21, 2022

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Email - Important Reminders re: Compliance with DOJ Online System Acceptable Use Policy - March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022

Email - Important Reminders re: Compliance with DOJ Online System Acceptable Use Policy - March 9, 2022

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Email - Important Information from the WTC Health Program - March 7, 2022

March 7, 2022

Email - Important Information from the WTC Health Program - March 7, 2022

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Third Party Verification Form

March 3, 2022
Updated form used to verify third parties, such as employers or volunteer organizations.
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Email - VCF Website Update, Message from the Special Master - February 24, 2022

February 24, 2022

Email - VCF Website Update, Message from the Special Master - February 24, 2022

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.

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Claim Information Resolution Form

December 21, 2021
Form used to resolve data discrepancy issues.
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Witness Presence Statement

December 9, 2021
The Witness Presence Statement should be used as the template for all affidavits. 
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Email - Important Update Regarding NYCERS Documentation for Deceased Individuals

December 6, 2021

Email - Important Update Regarding NYCERS Documentation for Deceased Individuals - December 6, 2021

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Email - Important Update Regarding Submitting Exhibit A – Authorization for Release of Medical Records

November 16, 2021

Email - Important Update Regarding Submitting Exhibit A – Authorization for Release of Medical Records - November 16, 2021

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Email - VCF Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines and Other Website Updates

October 1, 2021

Email - VCF Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines and Other Website Updates - October 1, 2021

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Email - Important Updates VCF Outgoing Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines

September 16, 2021

Email - Important Updates VCF Outgoing Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines - September 16, 2021