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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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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 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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March 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

April 7, 2022

Statistics as of March 31, 2022

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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?

April 7, 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?

April 7, 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?

April 7, 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?

April 7, 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.

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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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February 2022 Monthly Statistics Report

February 28, 2022

Statistics as of February 28, 2022

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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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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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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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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.
VCF FAQ

6.3 我什么时候可望收到赔款,赔款会按比例支付吗?

November 14, 2017

VCF不按比例支付赔款。您的索赔将按处理赔付时所计算出的损失金额全额赔付。

付款的时间取决于您是否对您的赔款裁定提交申诉: 

  • 如果您对索赔的赔款裁定提出申诉,那么VCF将在30天的申诉期结束后开始处理您的赔款事宜。VCF开始处理赔款事宜后,特别监督官最长可能需要20天的时间授权该赔款。然后将由司法部和财政部处理这笔赔款,这最长可能需要3个星期。这就意味着您的赔款应在您收到赔款信函之日起的两个半月内发放到您所指定的银行账户。
  • 如果您打算就您索赔的赔款裁决提出申诉,那么VCF在对您的申诉作出裁决以后才会开始处理您的赔款事宜。VCF向您发送信函通知您申诉的结果后,赔款流程会立即开始。VCF开始处理赔款事宜后,特别监督官最长可能需要20天授权该赔款。然后将由司法部和财政部处理这笔赔款,这最长可能需要3个星期。这就意味着您的赔款应在您收到申诉后的裁决函之日起的一个半月内发放到您所指定的银行账户。