VCF Program Update

I wanted to let you know about an updated policy of the September 11th, Victims Compensation Fund. The Fund recently posted a new Frequently Asked Question,
explaining how you can confirm that you are registered with the Fund.

Generally the deadline for filing a claim for the VCF is this October 3rd, 2013. The Zadroga Act provides that a person who knows (or reasonably should have known) of physical harm resulting from the September 11th attacks as of October 3, 2011 must file by October 3, 2013.

That is why making sure you have a claim number is so important and why you should know about the new policy at the VCF. As the policy states:

“If you would like information on the status of your claim, you may call the toll-free Helpline at 1-855-885-1555. For the hearing impaired, please call 1-855-885-1558 (TDD). If you are calling from outside the United States, please call 1-202-353-0356.

When you call, inform the Helpline representative that you would like to confirm the status of your registration and/or claim. In order to receive information about your claim, you will be asked to provide your VCF claim number. If you do not know the claim number because someone else registered you or submitted your claim, you will need to provide the name of that individual or law firm. You will also be asked several questions to verify your identity.

If you do not know your VCF claim number, the Helpline will only be able to confirm your registration or that a claim has been filed on your behalf. The Helpline can answer more detailed questions about your claim and claim status if you are able to provide your claim number.”

For more information go to the Frequently Asked Questions section of the VCF website.

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Ben Chevat
Executive Director
9/11 Health Watch