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Law Firm Meeting Notes

December 20, 2017

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

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Temporary Past Lost Earnings Worksheet

December 14, 2017
Submit with your claim if the victim is claiming temporary lost earnings due to an eligible condition.
Messages from the Special Master

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.

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New Worksheets Available

August 18, 2017

New worksheets posted to "Forms and Resources": NYCERS and NYSLRS Worksheet, Union and Defined Benefit Plan Worksheet, and Temporary Past Lost Earnings Worksheet.

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Law Firm Meeting Notes

August 18, 2017

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

Messages from the Special Master

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

July 21, 2017

Dear Friends,

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Claim Management System Update

June 12, 2017

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

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Union and Other Defined Benefit Pension Plan Worksheet

June 9, 2017
Submit with your claim if the victim has a defined benefit plan through a union, employer, or other entity.
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Exhibit 1

June 9, 2017
Social Security Administration Consent Form
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Claim Management System Update

May 8, 2017

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

Messages from the Special Master

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 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.

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Claim Management System Update

March 20, 2017

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

Messages from the Special Master

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

March 13, 2017
Fifth Annual Status Report and Jordana ("Jordy") Feldman appointed Deputy Special Master.
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Law Firm Meeting Notes

March 7, 2017

Notes posted from March 2, 2017 VCF conference call with law firms.

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Messages from the Special Master

SEPTEMBER 11th VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND BEGINS ACCEPTING CLAIMS

October 31, 2011
DOJ Press Release - Claimants May Now Fill Out Eligibility Form on Fund's Website
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A message from Sheila Birnbaum announcing the release of the Eligibility Claim Form

October 31, 2011

Dear Friends:

I am pleased to announce that the VCF is now accepting claims applications on its website, www.VCF.gov. Users who have registered for the Fund can fill-out an online Eligibility Form that will be used to determine whether you are eligible for compensation through the VCF. If you are found eligible, you will be invited to complete the Compensation Form, which will be used to determine the amount of compensation you are owed.

Messages from the Special Master

Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum Announces Opening of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

October 3, 2011
DOJ Press Release - Fund Will Continue to Open in Phases throughout October