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Program News

The listing below is provided as a reference of all the news, announcements, and documents published by the VCF.  In order to ensure you are viewing the most current version of a form, resource, or FAQ, please go directly to the Forms, Resources, or FAQ page. 

Should you encounter any confusion with regards to which version of a document or form to use, please contact the VCF Helpline for assistance. 

News

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Claim Management System Update

December 17, 2018

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

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes and Updated Policies and Procedures.

December 14, 2018

Updated Policy and Procedures document posted with accompanying notes emailed to law firms.

Blog

A Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

October 2, 2018

Dear Friends,

When Congress reauthorized the VCF in 2015, it extended the time for individuals to submit new claims – as well as amendments on existing claims – until December 18, 2020. The Reauthorization Act also directed me, as the Special Master, to periodically reassess the VCF’s policies and procedures to make sure that we prioritize claims for individuals who suffer from the most debilitating physical conditions, and that we do not exceed the $7.375 billion in funds appropriated to the VCF.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

August 21, 2018

Notes posted from the August 15, 2018 VCF conference call with law firms.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Claim Management System Update

July 30, 2018

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

Blog

A Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

July 24, 2018

Dear Friends,

When I stepped into the role of Special Master two years ago, I was focused on our number one priority: to process and pay claims with thoughtful consideration and without unnecessary delay. Although I knew there were challenges ahead, I was eager to build on the progress the VCF team had made since the passage of the Zadroga Act in 2010 and its reauthorization in December 2015.

Blog

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

May 10, 2018

Dear Friends,

As a team, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) remains committed to awarding compensation as quickly and fairly as possible, and to handling each claim with the individual attention it deserves. The program statistics report we are issuing today reflects the strong and steady progress of the VCF under its current leadership team.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

May 2, 2018

Notes posted from the April 25, 2018 VCF conference call with law firms.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Claim Management System Update

March 19, 2018

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

Blog

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

February 13, 2018

Dear Friends

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF” or “Fund”) publishes its Sixth Annual Status Report (available here) and the second Annual Reassessment of Policies and Procedures required under the terms of the Reauthorized Zadroga Act, Pub. L. No. 114-113 (Dec. 18, 2015). The report details the activities, advances, and accomplishments of a very productive year at the VCF.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

December 20, 2017

Notes posted from the December 8, 2017 VCF conference call with law firms.