The VCF now requires claimants to submit a worksheet when claiming a defined benefit pension loss due to a disability and the related loss of earnings. There are two different required worksheets, depending on which pension plan the claimant belonged…
The VCF has posted updated statistics on their websites. The statistics represent activity through the end of the day on June 30, 2017. Click here for more.
The Special Master has also issued a statement with the release of the updated statistics. In…
The VCF has published detailed guidance for claims filed on behalf of deceased victims from 9/11.
There are two types of claims for deceased 9/11 victims:
Wrongful death claims, where the decedent died due to 9/11 illnesses.
Personal injury claims…
The Victim Compensation Fund has posted updated policies and procedures for the Claims process. Of note, the Fund has updated policies on VCF1 awards and the collateral offsets of such, 9/11 related lawsuits and the implications of timeliness of regi…
On April 28, 2017, the VCF has published statistics on their review of claims and award determinations through March 31, 2017. As of this date, the VCF has made 12,435 award determinations for a total value of $2,486,862,133.54.
The VCF has receive…
The Fund has just posted a Message from the Special Master (available here), along with the Fifth Annual Statistics Report (available here).
A year after the Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act was published, the Fund has paid full compensation to m…
On March 2, 2017, our office participated in a call with the Special Master of the VCF, Rupa Bhattacharyya.
Among several things brought up on the call, Rupa discussed disability determinations where the condition considered disabling does not match…
Yesterday our office was involved in a conference call with the Special Master, who clarified the Fund’s timeline for the review and determination of previously submitted Compensation Claims. In general, the Fund will be reviewing claims in a…
The Fund has issued an updated policy regarding the deadlines to register to participate in the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The new policy is particularly relevant to claimants who potentially missed their deadline to register. To view…
After review and consideration of public comments on the Interim Regulations, the Final Rule for the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Reauthorization Act.
To view the Final Ruling, click here.
President Donald Trump today signed into law H.R. 1327, The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) (VCF Permanent Authorization Act). The Ac… Read More
The United States Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of the legislation to extend the Victim Compensation Fund until 2092 and to provide funds throughout its existence. President Trump is expected to sign the final legislation this Friday. Assumi… Read More