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Message from Sheila Birnbaum regarding her departure from the VCF

July 21, 2016

VCF Team, 

It has been a great privilege and honor for me to serve as Special Master of the 9/11 VCF for the last five years.  With all of your steady and devoted hands, the claims process is now wellsettled and proceeding apace, and new procedures have been set up to address the challenges of the recent re-authorization.  I believe it is a good time to step down and hand the reins over to a new Special Master.

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特别监察官希拉∙伯恩鲍姆 (Sheila Birnbaum) 寄语 – VCF 再授权的最新情况

February 22, 2016

亲爱的朋友们: 
 
2016 年 1 月 20 日,即再授权法案签署成为法律后一个月,我们在网站上发布了信息,其中包 括解释最新政策和程序的常见问题解答 (FAQ),以及处理 A 组付款和审查 B 组索赔的预期时间 表。   

我们的计划需要对人员和资源进行重大重新分配,因此我们的团队长时间努力工作以进行实施。 在此,我很高兴地向大家介绍到目前为止我们取得的最新进展,并借此机会,说明我们的原计划 需要进行的一些变动。

A 组赔款 

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Komunikat Syndyka Sheila Birnbaum - aktualizacja na temat reaktywacji funduszu VCF

February 22, 2016

Szanowni Państwo,  

20 stycznia 2016 r., w miesiąc po podpisaniu reaktywacji Ustawy, zamieściliśmy na naszej stronie internetowej informacje zawierające najczęściej zadawanie pytania („FAQ”), które wyjaśniają zaktualizowane zasady i procedury oraz harmonogram wypłacania wniosków z grupy A oraz rozpatrywania wniosków z grupy B.   

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Mensaje de la Auxiliar Judicial Sheila Birnbaum. Actualización de la reautorización del VCF

February 22, 2016

Estimados amigos:

El 20 de enero de 2016, un mes después de que la propuesta de reautorización fuera aprobada como ley, publicamos información en nuestro sitio web que incluía las Preguntas Frecuentes (Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ) que explicaban las políticas y procedimientos actualizados y nuestro lapso estimado para procesar los pagos del Grupo A y renovar los reclamos del Grupo B.   

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Attorney General Lynch Names Rupa Bhattacharyya as Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

July 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today announced that she has chosen Rupa Bhattacharyya to head the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) after current VCF Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum steps down later this month. 

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Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya - Deputy Special Master Jordana (“Jordy”) Feldman departs VCF.

November 21, 2019

Dear Friends,

It is with regret and pride that I announce that Deputy Special Master and Director of the New York Office, Jordana (“Jordy”) H. Feldman, has left the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ("VCF") to accept a position to design and administer a proposed claims resolution program intended to help victims of sexual assault resolve their claims through a confidential, non-adversarial alternative to litigation.

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关于对国家职业安全和健康研究所把某些癌症疾病纳入世界贸易中心健康计划最终规则的声明

September 10, 2012

Sheila Birnbaum, 9/11 受害人赔偿基金特别助理,对国家职业安全和健康研究所把某些癌症疾病纳入世界贸易中心健康计划的 最终规则发表如下声明:  
 
“正如我先前所说,9/11受害人赔偿基金(VCF)基金将会遵循由负责世界贸易中心健康计划(健康计 划)运作的国家职业安全和健康研究所(NIOSH)的医生和科学家所主持进行的医学分析。如果个别 人士已确诊患有现已增添进健康计划中的其中一种癌症,该癌症根据健康计划制定的标准,被确定为因 9/11恐怖袭击所造成,同时,这些人士必须满足VCF的其它资格条件,那么,他们将有资格获得VCF赔 偿。这些标准包括,证明在2001年9月11日至2002年5月30日期间,身在坠机现场之一;证明特定的身 体状况是因恐怖相关坠机事件或坠机现场的残骸清理直接造成;以及证明身体伤害从被发现之日起,在 合理的时间内,得到医疗专业人员的治疗。”