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Claim Management System Update

December 17, 2018

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

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Appointment of a Personal Representative

December 15, 2018
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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.

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Messages from the Special Master

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.

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Law Firm Meeting Notes

August 21, 2018

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

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Claim Management System Update

July 30, 2018

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

Messages from the Special Master

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.

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WTC Health Program Disability Evaluation Process

July 12, 2018
The VCF has worked with the WTC Health Program to implement a disability evaluation process, which is designed to help provide qualifying claimants with a disability determination for an eligible condition in order to support an economic loss award in a VCF claim.
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NYCERS and NYSLRS Pension Worksheet

June 4, 2018
Submit with your claim if the victim worked for an agency that is a part of NYCERS or NYSLRS and is claiming loss of pension benefits.
Messages from the Special Master

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.

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Law Firm Meeting Notes

May 2, 2018

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

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Claim Management System Update

March 19, 2018

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

February 13, 2018

Dear Friends

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF” or “Fund”) publishes its Sixth Annual Status Report 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.

Messages from the Special Master

A message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum - VCF Program Update

October 23, 2013

October 3, 2013 was an important registration deadline for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Anyone who was diagnosed with a 9/11-related condition on or before October 3, 2011 for which they intend to seek compensation from the VCF must have registered with the Fund by the October 3, 2013 deadline.

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Important Reminders for Law Firms

October 23, 2013

Updated important reminders for law firms (originally posted on June 17, 2013).

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Compensation Decisions

October 1, 2013
This weekly report provides general information regarding each individual award determination issued by the VCF.
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Exhibit E

October 1, 2013
Notice of Filing for Deceased Individuals
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Exhibit A - Deceased Individuals

October 1, 2013
Authorization for release of medical records. Exhibit A must be mailed to the VCF with original signatures.
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Exhibit A

October 1, 2013
Authorization for release of medical records. Exhibit A must be mailed to the VCF with original signatures.
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ACH Payment Information Form

October 1, 2013
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CMS Enhancements

September 11, 2013

Information for Law Firms page updated with important information regarding enhancements to the Claims Management System.

Messages from the Special Master

A message from Special Master, Sheila Birnbaum

August 5, 2013

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia G. Houser as the Fund’s Director of Operations.