Victim Compensation Fund


Updated: May 8, 2013

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Documentation Confirming Presence at a 9/11 Crash Site Between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, which can include the following examples of acceptable proof:

NOTE: At least two (2) sworn and notarized affidavits (or unsworn statements complying with 28 U.S.C. 1746) regarding the presence of the Claimant from persons who can attest to the Claimant’s presence at a 9/11 crash site will serve as acceptable proof only if other official or “primary” forms of proof (such as those listed above) are not available and the Fund determines that such affidavits are sufficiently reliable. All affidavits should be original (with an original handwritten signature and the original notary stamp/seal) and should be submitted by mail to the VCF.

Documentation About the Claimant’s Physical Injury or Condition

NOTE: The documentation should include proof of when each injury or condition was discovered and when each injury or condition was first treated by a medical professional.

Documentation Demonstrating Any Applicable Economic Loss

NOTE: The Special Master recognizes that collecting this information may be a difficult task and will seek to work with the Claimant’s employer(s) to obtain and confirm compensation and benefits and make sure they have been calculated correctly.

Documentation of any Collateral Sources of Compensation that the Claimant has received or is entitled to receive, including:

Other Documentation That May Be Applicable

NOTE: In many cases, the VCF may be able to obtain documents related to September 11th-related lawsuits from third parties. Therefore, you should still submit your claim even if you do not have the documents listed above. The VCF will notify you if you need to submit anything else.