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Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

April 15, 2016

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued updated program statistics (available here). This report shows the progress we have made since the VCF was reauthorized in December 2015.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

March 25, 2016

Notes posted from March 24, 2016 VCF meeting with law firms.

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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Resource, Mar 25, 2016

March 25, 2016

Information for Surrogates and Probate Courts: VCF Treatment of Letters of Administration or Other Court Orders Providing Limitations on the Authority of a Personal Representative – Effect on Group A Payments - you can print and take this document to the court.

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Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum - Update on Group A Payments

March 1, 2016

I am pleased to announce that as of the end of the day on February 29, the VCF has authorized full payments on over 1,000 Group A claims at a total authorized value of more than $233.4 million.

As I stated in my message on February 22, 2016, our team has been working long hours to implement our plan for processing Group A payments. We have shifted more staff to focus on payments and I am proud we exceeded our first interim target - - to authorize 1,000 full payments by the end of February.

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Mensaje de la Auxiliar Judicial Sheila Birnbaum. Actualización de la reautorización del VCF

February 22, 2016

Estimados amigos:

El 20 de enero de 2016, un mes después de que la propuesta de reautorización fuera aprobada como ley, publicamos información en nuestro sitio web que incluía las Preguntas Frecuentes (Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ) que explicaban las políticas y procedimientos actualizados y nuestro lapso estimado para procesar los pagos del Grupo A y renovar los reclamos del Grupo B.   

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Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum - Update on VCF Reauthorization

February 22, 2016

Dear Friends,

On January 20, 2016, one month after the reauthorization bill was signed into law, we posted information to our website that included Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) explaining updated policies and procedures, and our expected timeline for processing Group A payments and reviewing Group B claims.

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Komunikat Syndyka Sheila Birnbaum - aktualizacja na temat reaktywacji funduszu VCF

February 22, 2016

Szanowni Państwo,  

20 stycznia 2016 r., w miesiąc po podpisaniu reaktywacji Ustawy, zamieściliśmy na naszej stronie internetowej informacje zawierające najczęściej zadawanie pytania („FAQ”), które wyjaśniają zaktualizowane zasady i procedury oraz harmonogram wypłacania wniosków z grupy A oraz rozpatrywania wniosków z grupy B.   

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特别监察官希拉∙伯恩鲍姆 (Sheila Birnbaum) 寄语 – VCF 再授权的最新情况

February 22, 2016

亲爱的朋友们: 
 
2016 年 1 月 20 日,即再授权法案签署成为法律后一个月,我们在网站上发布了信息,其中包 括解释最新政策和程序的常见问题解答 (FAQ),以及处理 A 组付款和审查 B 组索赔的预期时间 表。   

我们的计划需要对人员和资源进行重大重新分配,因此我们的团队长时间努力工作以进行实施。 在此,我很高兴地向大家介绍到目前为止我们取得的最新进展,并借此机会,说明我们的原计划 需要进行的一些变动。

A 组赔款 

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Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

February 9, 2016

Our Annual Report released today (available here) reflects a year of significant progress for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ("VCF"). Through the dedication and hard work of our team, our ongoing work with claimants and counsel, and our continuing collaboration with other third parties, we were able to continue our focus on efficiently and accurately processing claims and render an increasing number of award determinations.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Resource, Feb 1, 2016

February 1, 2016

Changes made to the Claims Management System to reflect the VCF reauthorization.

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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

January 28, 2016

Notes posted from January 27, 2016 VCF conference call with law firms.

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Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum - VCF Reauthorization

December 30, 2015

Dear Friends,

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law a bill reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. This includes reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) for another 5 years, which will benefit individuals impacted by the events of 9/11 and its aftermath.

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Mensaje de la Auxiliar Judicial Sheila Birnbaum – Reautorización VCF

December 30, 2015

Estimados Amigos,

El 18 de diciembre del 2015, el Presidente Obama firmó la reautorización la Ley James Zadroga 11-S de Salud y Compensación. Esto incluye la reautorización del Fondo de Compensación de las Victimas del 11 de Septiembre (VCF por sus siglas en inglés) por 5 años más, el cual beneficiará a los individuos afectados por los eventos y secuelas del 9/11. 

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Komunikat pani Syndyk Sheili Birnbaum dotyczący reaktywacji Funduszu VCF

December 30, 2015

Szanowni Państwo,  

18 grudnia 2015 r., Prezydent Obama podpisał przepisy reaktywujące Ustawę im. Jamesa Zadrogi o opiece zdrowotnej i odszkodowaniach dla ofiar 9/11 (James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act) uchwaloną w 2010 r. Dotyczy to również reaktywacji Funduszu Odszkodowań dla Ofiar 11 września (September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, VCF) na następne 5 lat, którego celem jest pomoc osobom dotkniętym wydarzeniami z 11 września i ich następstwami.  

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来自特别监察官希拉∙伯恩鲍姆(Sheila Birnbaum)的消息——VCF 再次获批准

December 30, 2015

亲爱的朋友们: 

2015 年 12 月 18 日,奥巴马总统签署了一项法案,再次批准《2010 年詹姆士·扎德罗伽 9/11 健 康与赔偿法案》。这包括再次批准未来五年的 9/11 受害人赔偿基金(VCF),而受 9/11 事件及 其余波影响的人员将因此而受益。 

新法指示 VCF“尽快”向“A 组索赔”(即 2015 年 12 月 17 日或之前做出损失判定的索赔)的 索赔人支付“全额赔偿”。为满足此要求,我已调动额外工作人员去支持支付流程,从而在不影 响对我们的项目有至关重要的质量控制措施的前提下迅速支付相关款项。 

新法同时也要求对 VCF 有关评估 B 组索赔和计算相关损失的政策和流程做出重要改动。B 组索赔 即不属于新法所界定的 A组索赔的索赔。新法规定针对合格 B 组索赔人的资金。我正与我的团队 一起工作,以确定新法对索赔人以及我们的日常运作的影响。 

在制定新的政策及流程的同时,我们也在重新评估提出索赔所需的文件(包括索赔表和附加材 料)、提出和审查索赔的系统以及在我们网站上公布的信息。我将此看作复审我们的索赔表、重 新设计我们的在线系统并调整相关流程的机会,从而满足新的要求,并提高我们的工作效率。

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Enhancements, Dec 28, 2015

December 28, 2015

New enhancements made to the Claims Management System.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

December 28, 2015

Notes posted from December 8, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

September 29, 2015

Notes posted from September 28, 2015 meeting with law firms regarding VCF Program Shutdown.

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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Instructions, Sep 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

Law Firm Payment Instructions posted - follow these instructions if your firm has an agreement with the claimants you represent that VCF payments will be made directly to a law firm bank account.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

September 14, 2015

Updated information for law firms posted - notes from September 9, 2015 VCF conference call with law firms.

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Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

September 9, 2015

This September 11th, the Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) focuses its attention on the work that remains ahead of us. Our commitment to this work is the most important way the Fund can honor the sacrifice of those who were lost on September 11, 2001, and those who continue to struggle.

Report | Program Statistics

Reported VCF activity as of September 6, 2015

September 9, 2015
Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Resource, Aug 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

The VCF has prepared a guide to assist law firms in using the new functionality that became available in the online Claims Management System in August 2015.

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Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Resource, Aug 5, 2015

August 5, 2015

Multiple enhancements made to the Claims Management System - click here for details.

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