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VCF FAQ

1.2 我提出了我的索赔。何时将对我的索赔作出裁决?

October 4, 2022

一般情况下,我们将根据提交的日期以“先进先出”的顺序审核索赔。对于2016年8月1日之后提交的索赔而言,这就是《索赔表》提交的日期。这意味着VCF会优先处理那些等待了较长时间的索赔,然后才开始审核较新提交的索赔。

VCF继续缩短对索赔做出裁决所需的时间,并且正在努力在提交《索赔表》或修改后的一年内做出裁决(假定已提交了处理索赔所需的全部信息)。下面的索赔审核时间线图表反映了最新的审核索赔的状态。

VCF FAQ

1.2 Złożyłem/am wniosek. Kiedy zostanie podjęta decyzja w mojej sprawie?

October 4, 2022

Na ogół wnioski są rozpatrywane w kolejności napływania – na podstawie daty złożenia wniosku o odszkodowanie. Dla wniosków złożonych po 1 sierpnia 2016 roku jest to data złożenia Formularzu Wniosku. Oznacza to, że wnioski oczekujące na rozpatrzenie dłużej mają pierwszeństwo przed wnioskami nowymi.

VCF FAQ

1.2 I filed my claim. When will a decision be made on my claim?

October 4, 2022

As a general rule, claims are reviewed in “first in, first out” order based on the date the compensation claim was submitted. For claims submitted after August 1, 2016, this is the date the Claim Form was submitted. This means the VCF prioritizes claims that have been waiting longer before beginning review of newer submissions.

VCF FAQ

1.2 Ya presenté mi reclamo. ¿Cuándo se decidirá?

October 4, 2022

Como regla general, los reclamos se revisan por orden de llegada, siguiendo el orden la fecha en que se presentó el reclamo de compensación. Los reclamos que se presentaron después del 1 de agosto de 2016, el orden de llegada será el de la presentación del nuevo formulario. Esto significa que el VCF le da prioridad a los reclamos que han estado en espera por más tiempo antes de comenzar a revisar los reclamos más recientes.

VCF FAQ

6.3 When can I expect to receive payment and will the payment be pro-rated?

September 15, 2022

The VCF does not pro-rate payments. Your claim will be paid in full for the calculated loss amount at the time the payment is processed.

The timing of your payment depends on whether or not you appeal your award:

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.
VCF FAQ

1.1 我提出了索赔。接下来会怎样?

May 26, 2022

您提出索赔后,VCF所采取的第一个步骤就是进行初步审核,以确定所有的“具最低要求”的文件都已提交。除了完整的《索赔表》之外,我们还需要以下文件,才能对您的索赔进行更为实质性的审核:

VCF FAQ

1.1 Złożyłem/am wniosek. Co dalej?

May 26, 2022

Pierwszym krokiem podejmowanym przez VCF po złożeniu wniosku jest jego wstępne rozpatrzenie w celu potwierdzenia, że złożono wszystkie „minimalnie wymagane” dokumenty. Zanim rozpoczniemy szczegółowe rozpatrywanie wniosku, oprócz wypełnionego formularza wniosku wymagamy następujące dokumenty:

VCF FAQ

1.1 I filed my claim. What happens next?

May 26, 2022

Once you file your claim, the first step the VCF takes is to do a preliminary review to confirm that all of the “minimally required” documents have been submitted. In addition to a complete Claim Form, we require the following documents before your claim can move forward for a more substantive review:

VCF FAQ

1.1 Ya presenté mi reclamo. ¿Cuál es el siguiente paso?

May 26, 2022

Una vez presentado el reclamo, el primer paso que el Fondo de Compensación para Víctimas (Victim Compensation Fund, VCF) toma es hacer una revisión preliminar para confirmar que todos los documentos "mínimos requeridos" se hayan entregado. En adición al requisito de completar el Formulario de Reclamo, también le requerimos los siguientes documentos para que su reclamo pueda progresar a una revisión más sustancial:

Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Incoming Special Master - August Flentje named Special Master for an interim period

April 29, 2022

It is an honor to step into the role of Special Master on an interim basis while the process to identify Rupa Bhattacharyya’s permanent successor is identified.  I have been a career civil service attorney with the Department of Justice since 1998, and have managed several Civil Division components for temporary periods, including the branch that has responsibility over the operations of the VCF.  In that capacity, I’ve worked with Rupa to help address issues that arise in the management of the VCF and am familiar with its functions and operation.  I look forward to working with the VCF aga

Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master – Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

April 29, 2022

Dear Friends,

Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master – Kimberly (Kim) C. Brown Joins the VCF as the Director of Operations

February 24, 2022

Kimberly (Kim) C. Brown has joined the VCF as the Director of Operations. In this new position, Kim will focus on overseeing the VCF’s day-to-day operations in areas such as the Helpline and the processing of hard copy mail, identifying opportunities for innovation as the VCF continues to move into its long-term status stemming from the passage of the VCF Permanent Authorization Act.

Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master - Tenth Annual Status Report

February 9, 2022

The VCF successfully navigated another highly productive year in 2021, in a year that saw not one but two significant anniversaries: the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Zadroga Act, which created in the VCF, in January, and then the solemn reminder months later that twenty years have passed since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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.

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
Messages from the Special Master

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