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2.1 How do I register my claim with the VCF and what is my deadline?

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2.1 How do I register my claim with the VCF and what is my deadline? (Updated: December 26, 2019)
Answer

The VCF will consider all claims timely filed if registered within two years of July 29, 2019, the date of enactment 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 extended the VCF claim filing deadline.

This means that if you already registered with the VCF, then your claim will be considered timely regardless of when it is filed. If you have not yet registered, you need to do so prior to July 29, 2021, in order for your claim to be considered timely. Once you register, you have preserved your right to file a claim with the VCF in the future, but no later than October 1, 2090. By registering, you do not waive any rights and you are not obligated to file a claim in the future. Please note that Personal Injury claims and Deceased claims have the same deadline. If you are not sure whether you are registered with the VCF, please call the VCF Helpline at 1-855-885-1555, for assistance. Registration can be completed online at www.vcf.gov, or by phone with the Helpline.