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Email – Important Updates – VCF Policies and Procedures and System Maintenance – November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

Email – Important Updates – VCF Policies and Procedures and System Maintenance – November 16, 2022

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Required Documents to support Lost Earnings for Certain Unions and Employers

November 15, 2022

Required Documents to support Lost Earnings for Certain Unions and Employers

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Instructions for VCF Payments to Law Firm Accounts

November 15, 2022
Instructions for firms who have an agreement with the claimants they represent that VCF payments will be made directly to a law firm bank account.
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Exhibit B1

November 15, 2022
Authorization for release of pension and health information from HIPAA and non-HIPAA entities - this form can be used for both Personal Injury and Deceased Individuals.
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ACH Payment Information Form

November 15, 2022
Change Log: November 25, 2022: Added text stating that form can be uploaded.
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ACH International Wire Transfer Form

November 15, 2022
New form for international wire transfers.
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Lead Personal Representative Form

November 14, 2022
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Witness Presence Statement

November 14, 2022
The Witness Presence Statement should be used as the template for all affidavits. 
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Appointment of a Personal Representative

November 14, 2022

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November 14, 2022: Updated statement requirement to include declaration language to comply with 28 U.S.C. § 1746.

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When a Claimant Passes Away After Filing a Personal Injury Claim

November 14, 2022

 

Change Log: November 14 2022: Removed all instances of “original” or “certified” copy.

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Appendix A

November 7, 2022
Additional Information for claims filed for Deceased Individuals
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Email – Important Updates and Reminders NYSLRS, Expedite Requests, and NYCERS – October 12, 2022

October 12, 2022

Email – Important Updates and Reminders_NYSLRS, Expedite Requests, and NYCERS – October 12, 2022

Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master on the 21st Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

September 9, 2022
Dear Friends, The anniversary of the September 11th attacks is always a time for reflection.  For me personally, this is the first anniversary since being appointed earlier this year as the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s (“VCF”) interim Special Master.  Despite my relatively short time in this role, I have been touched by the stories in each claim I have reviewed, and deeply impressed by the perseverance, resilience, and humility of the community our team serves.  Today, we continue to pay tribute to the lives lost and the community that came together during the recovery efforts in response to one of our country’s hardest challenges.
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Email - Important Updates VCF Password Policy and Client Authorization Form - August 16 2022

August 16, 2022

Email - Important Updates VCF Password Policy and Client Authorization Form - August 16 2022

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Email re VCF Website Update – New Password Policy_Aug082022

August 8, 2022

Email re VCF Website Update – New Password Policy_Aug082022

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Email – Missing Information Extension Requests – Updated Policy – July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Email – Missing Information Extension Requests – Updated Policy – July 1, 2022

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Email - VCF Online Claims System Acceptable Use Policy Update - June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022

Email - VCF Online Claims System Acceptable Use Policy Update - June 13, 2022

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What to Expect at Your Hearing

June 6, 2022
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Document Checklist - Deceased Claim

June 6, 2022
Updated Document Checklist for Deceased claims.
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Claim Status Definitions

May 31, 2022
Definitions of claim statuses used in the online claims management system.
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Document Checklist - Personal Injury

May 31, 2022
Updated Document Checklist for Personal Injury claims.
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Email - Notes from April 26 VCF call with law firms - May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Email - Notes from April 26 VCF call with law firms - May 16, 2022

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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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Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022

Email - VCF Leadership Announcement - May 3, 2022