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Messages from the Special Master

A Message from the Special Master - Eighth Annual Status Report

February 19, 2020

This has been a year of many challenges, and significant changes for the VCF, greatest among them the July passage of the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (“VCF Permanent Authorization Act”), which secured the VCF’s funding for claims and amendments filed through 2090 (see page 5).  This year also saw the departure of Deputy Special Master Jordy Feldman, who left the VCF after more than 10 years of superb and dedicated service.

Report

Eighth Annual Status Report

February 19, 2020
Eighth Annual Status Report - activity as of December 31, 2019
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Young Adult FAQs

January 15, 2020
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Exhibit C

January 5, 2020
Attorney Certification of Compliance with Provision on Limitation on Attorney Fees
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WTC 健康项目 伤残评估流程

December 26, 2019
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任命个人代表

December 26, 2019
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Powołanie Zarządcy Spadku

December 26, 2019
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Designación del Representante Personal

December 26, 2019
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几点说明:《遗产管理证书》

December 26, 2019
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Appendix D

December 26, 2019
Private Physician Packet: Pentagon and Shanksville, PA sites.
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Appendix C

December 26, 2019
Private Physician Packet: NYC Site
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Appendix B

December 26, 2019
Presence at the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA Sites
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Exhibit B1

December 26, 2019
Authorization for release of pension and health information from HIPAA and non-HIPAA entities - this form can be used for both Personal Injury and Deceased Individuals.
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Claim Form Signature Page

December 26, 2019
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When to Appeal vs. When to Amend

December 26, 2019
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Policies and Procedures

December 26, 2019
VCF Policies and Procedures updated.
VCF FAQ

5.3 我修改了我的赔偿要求。何时对我的索赔作出裁定?

December 26, 2019

我们将优先对尚未收到任何裁决的索赔人的索赔作出裁决。与此同时,我们会继续审核修改,并使用相同的优先顺序来对先交的修改作出裁决然后再对后交的修改作出裁决。

我们如何优先对修改的审查取决于我们是否已经对该索赔作出赔付。按照一般规则,对尚获裁定的索赔的修改(意思是索赔人没有收到任何赔偿裁定)不会改变其优先状态。我们是根据《赔偿表》提交之日确定其先后顺序的(请参阅《常见问题解答》1.2)。

对于已经收到赔款裁定的索赔,我们的优先顺序是按提交修改的日期而定,而不是按最初的《赔偿表》提交日期而定。所以,按照一般规则,如果修改是在该索赔正在审议中而不是在赔偿裁定作出之后提出,这对索赔人来说更好(这将允许我们将索赔作为一个整体而不是零碎来审议)。

VCF FAQ

5.2 当VCF确实允许对其他索赔进行修改时,为什么VCF不接受对已故索赔的修改?

December 26, 2019

与人身伤害索赔中受害者仍然活着的情况不同,已提交的已故索赔的情况没有改变。 因此,已故索赔中的所有损失应在最初的索赔提交时就应该让索赔人知道了。如果VCF只需一次审核这些索赔(包括所有的损失),这对VCF效率就高得多,并且提高VCF能向所有索赔人发出裁决的速度。