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REGISTRATION AND CLAIM FILING DEADLINES

There are two deadlines in the VCF’s claim filing process: a Claim Filing Deadline and a Registration Deadline. It is important to distinguish between the two and be aware of which applies to your individual circumstances.

We have comprehensive information about each deadline, as well as details about when to register, and when to file a claim.

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1.8 What if my current name is different from the name on documents in support of my claim?

Question
1.8 What if my current name is different from the name on documents in support of my claim? For example, my married name is different from my name at the time of 9/11, as shown on my high school or college transcript used for proof of presence. What if my name changed since the time I registered or filed my claim?
Answer
  • If your name as shown in your claim form and online claim is correct, but it is different from the name on the documents you are submitting to support your claim, you should upload a letter explaining the name change and provide one of the documents listed below to show proof of the change.

  • If your name has changed since you registered or filed your claim with the VCF, you should complete a Claim Information Resolution Form noting the change and submit one of the documents listed below to show proof of the name change. You can upload these documents to your claim.

The document(s) you submit to show your name change must include:

(1) The name associated with your VCF claim and/or the name on the documents you are submitting to support your claim; and

(2) Your new name.

You should provide one of the following documents based on your circumstances: court order, marriage certificate, divorce decree/order, or other legal documents that support the name change. The VCF does not require originals – you may upload the document(s) to your online claim.

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8