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October 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

November 9, 2021
Statistics as of October 31, 2021
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September 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

October 6, 2021
Statistics as of September 30, 2021
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20th Anniversary Special Report

September 7, 2021
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th, the VCF has released this Special Report, which offers perspectives on the history of the VCF, from its creation in 2001 immediately following the attacks, to its permanent status today, with an emphasis on accomplishments and a glimpse into our future plans.
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August 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

September 3, 2021
Statistics as of August 31, 2021
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July 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

August 5, 2021
Statistics as of July 31, 2021
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June 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

July 8, 2021
Statistics as of June 30, 2021.
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May 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

June 8, 2021
Statistics as of May 31, 2021.
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April 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

May 10, 2021
Program statistics as of April 30, 2021
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March 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

April 7, 2021
Statistics as of March 31, 2021.
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February 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

March 5, 2021
Statistics as of February 28, 2021.
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Ninth Annual Status Report

February 16, 2021
Ninth Annual Status Report - activity as of December 31, 2020.
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Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master - Ninth Annual Status Report

February 16, 2021

While it is impossible to review the past year without mention of the enormous challenges presented by COVID-19, and its particularly severe impact on the 9/11 community, I am proud to report that the VCF’s work on their behalf continued with almost no disruption throughout 2020.

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January 2021 Monthly Statistics Report

February 9, 2021
Statistics as of January 31, 2021.
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December 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

January 11, 2021
Statistics as of December 31, 2020.
Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master on the Tenth Anniversary of the Signing of the Zadroga Act

January 4, 2021
Ten years ago, on January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which established the World Trade Center Health Program and reactivated the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
Messages from the Special Master

A Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

October 17, 2014

Fiscal Year 2014 was a very productive year at the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. In our first two years, we were focused on everything required to start a significant new program, including hiring staff, developing claim forms and ways to process those forms, and reaching out to prospective claimants to file their claims. This year, we were focused on processing and paying claims, and we have seen positive results.

Messages from the Special Master

A Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

September 9, 2014

Every year on September 11th we reflect on the lives that were forever changed by that terrible day. At the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, we are working harder than ever to assist the survivors who have been injured as a result of 9/11. We have made great strides in the past year, resulting in 7,885 claimants being found eligible to receive compensation and issuing 1,843 compensation decisions totaling $493,768,674. But this somber anniversary is, for the Fund, not a moment to pause, but rather a reminder that we must increase our efforts and build on our recent progress.

Messages from the Special Master

A Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

July 3, 2014

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued updated program statistics. This report shows the progress we have made over the past few months. As of June 30, 2014, the VCF has issued 7,075 eligibility decisions and 1,145 compensation decisions. For the second quarter in a row, the number of issued compensation decisions has increased by more than 100% over the previous quarter.

Messages from the Special Master

A Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

April 10, 2014
Updated VCF Program Statistics and Nell McCarthy joins VCF Leadership Team.
Messages from the Special Master

A Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum - First VCF Appeal Hearings Convened

February 10, 2014

I am pleased to announce that the first VCF appeal hearings were held on January 29, 2014 at the VCF office in New York City.

All claimants have the opportunity to appeal the VCF decision if their claim is denied as ineligible due to such circumstances as missing proof of presence, or if a particular injury or illness is denied as ineligible. A claimant also has the opportunity to appeal a compensation calculation.