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Statement of 911 Health Watch on the Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) 6th Annual Report

February 13, 2018

911 Health Watch wants to commend the Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya, along with her staff, for the progress they have demonstrated in this annual report, in working to process claims for injured and ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors and get them the compensation that they need and deserve.

Today’s release by the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of its 6th Annual Report along with updated statistics documents the largest number of claim determinations made in a year since the VCF was reopened in 2011, with a total of 7,773 initial or revised award decisions amounting to $1.1 billion dollars in compensation, and an increase of 2,173 Eligibility approval decisions over the previous year. The VCF continues to show real progress in providing the assistance that injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors need and have been waiting for.

The VCF reports that by the close of 2017 it had made initial or revised award determinations on over 19,300 claims totaling $3.3 billion dollars in compensation, showing substantial progress in processing claims and making determinations for compensation for injured and ill 9/11 Responders, Survivors and their families.

911 Health Watch will continue to monitor the progress the VCF is making to ensure that 9/11 responders and survivors and their families, who are still suffering from the impact of 9/11 and have been waiting to get the assistance they need, will receive it as soon as possible.

To see the Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on the new annual report you can go here.

To download a pdf of the report you can go here.