Victim Compensation Fund

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Distribution of VCF Proceeds Owed to Deceased Victims

Considering the serious nature of many WTC-related illnesses as well as the length of time that has passed since the September 11 attacks, it is an unfortunate reality that many victims have passed away and that many more are...more

How Does the VCF Pay Your Award?

After the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) determines that you are eligible for an award, you have the right to accept the amount awarded or appeal if you believe the amount is inadequate. If you accept the award, you receive...more

Why the Need for Proof? Preventing Fraud

Although the need to prove any money claim is self-evident, the WTC Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and other disaster relief funds are particularly susceptible to fraud. As federal, state and nonprofit agencies rush relief to...more

US, Canadian judges coordinate railroad bankruptcy; focus is on compensating Lac-Megantic victims, trustee says

The adoption of cross-border protocols by judges in Canada and the U.S. on Wednesday will allow the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway bankruptcy to move forward so that the victims of the Lac-Megantic train disaster may...more

Determining Whether You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had negatively...more

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