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Claim Information Resolution Form

December 21, 2021
Form used to resolve data discrepancy issues.
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Witness Presence Statement

December 9, 2021
The Witness Presence Statement should be used as the template for all affidavits. 
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Email - Important Update Regarding NYCERS Documentation for Deceased Individuals

December 6, 2021

Email - Important Update Regarding NYCERS Documentation for Deceased Individuals - December 6, 2021

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Email - Important Update Regarding Submitting Exhibit A – Authorization for Release of Medical Records

November 16, 2021

Email - Important Update Regarding Submitting Exhibit A – Authorization for Release of Medical Records - November 16, 2021

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Email - VCF Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines and Other Website Updates

October 1, 2021

Email - VCF Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines and Other Website Updates - October 1, 2021

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Email - Important Updates VCF Outgoing Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines

September 16, 2021

Email - Important Updates VCF Outgoing Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines - September 16, 2021

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Email - VCF Releases Special Report to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9-11

September 7, 2021

Email - VCF Releases Special Report to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9-11 - September 07, 2021

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Email - New VCF Client Authorization Form for Payments Made to Law Firm Accounts and August Monthly Statistics Report

September 3, 2021

Email - New VCF Client Authorization Form for Payments Made to Law Firm Accounts and August Monthly Statistics Report - September 03, 2021

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Instructions for VCF Payments to Law Firm Accounts

September 3, 2021
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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Document Checklist - Deceased Claim

September 3, 2021
Updated Document Checklist for Deceased claims.
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Document Checklist - Personal Injury

September 3, 2021
Updated Document Checklist for Personal Injury claims.
VCF FAQ

1.1 我提出了索赔。接下来会怎样?

September 3, 2021

您提出索赔后,VCF所采取的第一步就是对您的索赔进行初步审核,以确定您已提交了所有的“具最低要求”的文件。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?

September 3, 2021

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?

September 3, 2021

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?

September 3, 2021

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:

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Client Authorization Form

September 2, 2021
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Victim Presence Statement

August 27, 2021
The Victim Presence Statement allows a victim to provide additional details regarding their presence. 
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Email - Important Update Changes Related to Missing Information Requests

August 23, 2021

Email - Important Update Changes Related to Missing Information Requests - August 23, 2021

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Email - Updated Change of Attorney Form and VCF Website Update

August 6, 2021

Email - Updated Change of Attorney Form and VCF Website Update - August 06, 2021

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Change of Attorney

August 6, 2021
Change log: Updated form includes new language authorizing the VCF to communicate directly with a claimant’s new attorney.
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Email - Important Updates Regarding VCF Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines

August 3, 2021

Email - Important Updates Regarding VCF Correspondence and Appeal Deadlines - August 3, 2021

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VCF Overview

July 30, 2021

A presentation for individuals who are filing a claim with the VCF, or those who are interested in how the VCF operates. 

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July 30, 2021: Changes made to reflect updated information regarding registration deadlines.

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Email - VCF Registration Deadline Updates

July 30, 2021

Email - VCF Registration Deadline Updates - July 30, 2021

VCF FAQ

2.4 如果我现在没生病,还能注册吗? (添加日期:2021年7月30日)

July 30, 2021

能。您可以随时在网上或拨打我们的求助热线1-855-885-1555向VCF注册。通过注册,您保留了在未来提出索赔的权利。虽然注册并不意味着您有义务在将来提出索赔,但您如果真的提出索赔,您必须已在适用的注册截止日期前就向VCF注册了,才有资格获得赔偿。出于这个原因,我们鼓励大家现在就注册,即使您现在没有生病。这样,若您将来生病了,您就不必担心注册的问题。

VCF FAQ

1.12 我认为产品制造商或医生促成、导致或加剧了我的与9/11有关的病情(或促成或导致已故受害者的死亡)。我可以起诉该制造商或医生并仍然能参与VCF吗?

July 30, 2021

不可以。针对产品制造商的产品责任的诉讼,或针对医生的医疗事故的诉讼,是基于这样的法律理论:即该产品或医生导致、促成或加剧了与 9/11 相关的病情。这些类型的诉讼属于法律规定的豁免所适用的诉讼条款范围,而VCF是根据该法规运作的。这意味着:为了有资格获得赔偿,当您提交您的 VCF 索赔时,必须放弃参与此类诉讼的权利,并且必须满足 VCF的《 政策与程序》第 1.3 节 规定的和解和撤诉截止日期。

请注意,因为VCF 是诉讼替代项目,所以特别不鼓励任何解决诉讼的行动。如果您在适用期限之后,在豁免权适用的诉讼案中达成和解,即使您在您提起或和解诉讼时没有被诊断出或证明患有涵盖的病情,您将没有资格获得 VCF 赔偿。虽然 VCF 可以在适当的情况下对未及时撤诉的案件进行例外处理。但根据其法律规定,它不能对未及时和解的案件进行例外处理。