September 11th, Victim Compensation Fund Informational Forums to be held on Wednesday August 21 in Manhattan and Staten Island


There are two Informational Forums on the “September 11th, Victim Compensation Fund” that will be held on August 21st. One with Special Master Sheila Birnbaum and Rep. Michael Grimm on Staten Island and the other a free clinic presented by the New York City Bar Justice Center in Manhattan.

With the October 3rd deadline approaching for many injured and ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors to register with the VCF, these events are a critical resource for those who need more information.

Below are the details on both events.


Join September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum and Rep. Michael Grimm to learn about the status of the VCF and a discussion about the claim filing process.

The Forum focuses on first responders, firefighters, police officers, and those who worked, lived, and volunteered in the exposure zone (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or were killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes.

Doors open at 5:00 pm
Forum will be from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PLACE: Jewish Community Center
1466 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY 10314

No RSVP is required. Visit for information about the claims process before the event.

New York City Bar Justice Center Forum

The New York City Bar Justice Center is offering free legal clinics for individuals needing assistance in filing claims under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Clinics will be facilitated by volunteer lawyers who will provide free counsel and advice to people who would like to file a claim under the VCF without an attorney. Those attending will be able to meet with an attorney who will provide information on the eligibility process and will assist in filling out the application form.

When: August 21, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.- Registration now open
Where: New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Contact: To register or request more information, please call: 1-855-885-1555

Please note: Pre-registration is required; space is limited and priority will be given to individuals who have not previously attended a clinic.