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:
There are specific steps that must be taken before bringing a claim with the VCF on behalf of the Estate. In both cases, an individual has to be appointed by the Surrogate or Probate Court to act on behalf of the Estate. In cases that involve the New York State Probate or Surrogate's Court, there are provisions that allow the VCF to process the claim with certain limitations. The detailed instructions can be found here.