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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

Blog

A Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

September 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

Each year, as the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the country is reminded of the unprecedented losses suffered. At the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”), we acknowledge the important milestones reached in providing support to victims and families, but we are especially aware of the lives that continue to be impacted. The anniversary is a time for us to reaffirm our commitment to the important work that still lies ahead, and to maintain strong and steady progress as we seek to award compensation.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

August 18, 2017

Notes and slides posted from the August 9, 2017 VCF in-person meeting with law firms.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Claim Management System Update

June 12, 2017

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

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Claim Management System Update

May 8, 2017

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

Blog

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

April 28, 2017

Dear Friends

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) publishes its first Quarterly Report of 2017 (available here) and I want to take the opportunity to give you an update on our progress.

As of March 31, the VCF has rendered over 15,500 compensation determinations, including initial awards on new claims, and revised awards on claims with amendments or appeals. These determinations total over $2.48 billion awarded to VCF claimants.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Claim Management System Update

March 20, 2017

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

Blog

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

March 13, 2017
Fifth Annual Status Report and Jordana ("Jordy") Feldman appointed Deputy Special Master.
Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Claim Management System Update

December 1, 2016

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

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

Blog

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.

Resource | Communications to Law Firms

Law Firm Meeting Notes

Blog

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.