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Updated: Policies and Procedures and Associated Documents

December 18, 2020
VCF Policies and Procedures, as well as associated forms and resources have been updated.
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How to File an Amendment

December 18, 2020
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VCF FAQ

6.5 我自付的医疗费用,若不在WTC健康项目所承保的范围或我的保险公司不予报销,是否可以报销?

December 18, 2020

可以报销。如果这些费用是在WTC健康项目对您的疾病确认之日之前支付的,由于您的疾病符合条件,您能要求报销那些您过去自付的医疗费用。如果您在疾病得到认证之后,决定由非WTC健康项目里的医生治疗您的疾病,或由非附属药房开处方,VCF将不会报销您所付出的费用。

因为报销自付医疗费用的申请需要提交重要文件和对重要文件的审核,以确定所声称的医疗费用与您的符合资格的疾病相关,而且您本人自付了这些费用。处理这些索赔需要时间,而且可能推迟您获得赔偿的时间。因此,VCF建立了关于何时以及如何提交医疗费用申请的具体标准。

VCF FAQ

6.5 Czy mogę otrzymać zwrot poniesionych przeze mnie bieżących wydatków medycznych, które nie zostały pokryte przez Programem Zdrowia WTC...

December 18, 2020

Tak. Mogą Państwo ubiegać się o zwrot poniesionych wydatków medycznych na skutek uszczerbku (lub uszczerbków) na zdrowiu uprawniającego do otrzymania odszkodowania, pod warunkiem, że zostały one zapłacone przed datą uznania przez Program Zdrowia do leczenia Państwa uszczerbku lub uszczerbków na zdrowiu. Fundusz VCF nie pokryje wydatków medycznych, które Państwo poniosą po dacie uznania do leczenia, jeśli zdecydują się Państwo na leczenie przez lekarza spoza Programu Zdrowia WTC lub jeśli Państwa recepty zostaną zrealizowane w aptece niezwiązanej z Programem Zdrowia WTC.

VCF FAQ

6.5 ¿Me pueden reembolsar los gastos médicos que pagué directamente porque no estaban cubiertos por el Programa de Salud del WTC ni fueron reembolsados por mi plan médico?

December 18, 2020

Sí. Usted puede solicitar reembolso de los gastos médicos que pagó directamente como resultado de su(s) condición(es) elegible(s) si estos pagos fueron hechos antes de la fecha de certificación de su(s) condición(es) elegible(s) por el Programa de Salud del WTC. El VCF no reembolsará los gastos incurridos después de que su condición haya sido certificada, y si usted eligió tratarse con un médico fuera del Programa de Salud del WTC, o si sus medicamentos fueron completados por una farmacia no afiliada.

VCF FAQ

6.5 Can I get reimbursed for medical expenses that I paid out-of-pocket and were not covered by the WTC Health Program or reimbursed by my insurance?

December 18, 2020

Yes. You can request reimbursement for past out-of-pocket medical expenses you paid as a result of your eligible condition(s) if they were paid before the date that the WTC Health Program certified your condition(s). The VCF will not reimburse for expenses you incur after your condition was certified if you decide to have your conditions treated by a non-WTC Health Program physician, or to have your prescriptions filled by an unaffiliated pharmacy.

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November 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

December 8, 2020
Statistics as of November 30, 2020.
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Email - Claims Management System Update

November 16, 2020

Email - Claims Management System Update - November 16, 2020

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Claim Status Definitions

November 16, 2020
Definitions of claim statuses used in the online claims management system.
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October 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

November 9, 2020
Statistics as of October 31, 2020.
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Updated: Compensation Decisions File and Definitions

October 19, 2020
The weekly Compensation Decisions file and associated definitions have been updated.
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Email - VCF Leadership Team

October 15, 2020

Email - VCF Leadership Team - October 15, 2020

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September 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

October 13, 2020
Statistics as of September 30, 2020.
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Additional Claims Management System Resources

October 1, 2020
Additional instructions have been added to our Claims Management System resource page on how to access and navigate the system.
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Email - VCF Claims Management System Update

September 21, 2020

Email - VCF Claims Management System Update - September 21, 2020

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Update: Claims Management System Acceptable Use Policy

September 21, 2020
The Acceptable Use Policy for the Claims Management System has been updated to include Chrome in the list of supported browsers.
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New FAQ regarding COVID-19-related cause of death translated

September 11, 2020
New FAQ regarding COVID-19-related cause of death translated to Spanish, Polish, and Chinese.
Messages from the Special Master

Message from the Special Master on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

September 11, 2020
Dear Friends: This year, as we commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we do so with even heavier hearts as we see the added struggle of those with 9/11-related health conditions, and the particularly severe impact of COVID-19 in New York. We realize that in the months ahead, we are likely to see claims on behalf of those who have a 9/11-related condition and have suffered or died as a result of COVID-19. I want to take this opportunity to assure the 9/11 community that, as with all claims, we will review each case on its own facts in view of the laws governing the VCF. We have posted to our website a specific FAQ that explains how the VCF will evaluate claims where COVID-19 may have been a factor in an individual’s death, and we will be updating this information as needed.
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Updated VCF Overview Presentation

September 10, 2020
This presentation is for individuals who are filing a claim with the VCF, or for those who are interested in how the VCF operates.
Associated Document:
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August 2020 Monthly Statistics Report

September 10, 2020
VCF Program Statistics as of August 31, 2020.
VCF FAQ

1.8 Si un individuo con una condición elegible relacionada al 11/9 fallece, y el certificado de defunción pone COVID-19 como la causa de muerte, esto afectará la evaluación del VCF como un reclamo de fallecido presentado a nombre de la víctima?

September 9, 2020

La ley que gobierna el VCF requiere que, para ser elegible para compensación, la víctima debe haber sufrido un daño físico o muerte como resultado de los ataques terroristas, o la remoción y limpieza de escombros inmediatamente después de los ataques del 11 de septiembre de 2001. El VCF generalmente evalúa el certificado de defunción para ver la causa de muerte.

VCF FAQ

1.8 若患有与9/11相关的并符合资格的疾病的个人去世,且死亡证明书中列出了新冠肺炎(COVID-19)为死亡原因,这是否会影响VCF对代表受害者提交的非正常死亡索赔的评估?

September 9, 2020

管辖VCF的法律要求:受害人有资格获得赔偿必须是在2001年9月11日的恐怖袭击或在这些袭击之后立即进行的清除废墟工作后遭受人身伤害或死亡。 VCF通常会查看受害者的死亡证明,以查看所列出的死亡原因。

标准的死亡证明书表格(与CDC指南一致)包括三(3)个单独的类别,其中会列出死亡原因:

VCF FAQ

1.8 Jeśli osoba z uznaną chorobą związaną z wydarzeniami 11 września umrze, a jej akt zgonu wyszczególni COVID-19 jako powód śmierci, czy będzie to miało wpływ na rozpatrzenie przez Fundusz VCF wniosku o spowodowanie śmierci?

September 9, 2020

Prawo, które reguluje pracę Funduszu VCF wymaga, że aby być uprawnionym do uzyskania odszkodowania ofiara musiała ulec obrażeniom fizycznym lub śmierci spowodowanej przez ataki terrorystyczne 11 września 2001 roku lub usuwanie gruzu, które nastąpiło w ich następstwie. Fundusz VCF zazwyczaj zwróci uwagę na powód śmierci wyszczególniony w akcie zgonu ofiary. 

Standardowo, formularz aktu zgonu (zgodnie wytycznymi CDC) zawiera trzy (3) osobne kategorie, w których można wymienić przyczyny:

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New FAQ regarding COVID-19-related cause of death

September 9, 2020
New FAQ 1.8 posted providing information on when the cause of death is COVID-19.
VCF FAQ

1.8 If an individual with an eligible 9/11-related illness passes away, and the death certificate listes COVID-19 as the cause of death,

September 9, 2020

The law that governs the VCF requires that, in order to be eligible for compensation, the victim must have suffered physical harm or death as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks or the debris removal efforts in the immediate aftermath of those attacks.  The VCF generally looks at the victim’s death certificate to see what is listed as the cause of death.