September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum officially reopened the Fund today for new claims. Prior to today, claimants could only “register” for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which was not the same as filing for “eligibility” or “compensation” under the Fund. Now, a claimant can file online to see if they are “eligible” for possible compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Actual VCF “compensation claim” forms will still not be available until the end of November. Click here for a down-loadable PDF Instruction Sheet for filing 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund “Eligibility” claims.
Ms. Birnbaum also announced today upcoming free legal clinics, staffed by volunteer lawyers, for those claimants who would like to file their VCF claim without a lawyer. These clinics will be held at the New York City Bar Association on November 7th, 2-4pm and December 13th, 6-8pm. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-855-885-1555.
Claimants already represented by Turley, Hansen & Partners do not need to complete anything for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund online through the official Victim Compensation Fund website. That is our job.
As you know, we have been collecting the necessary medical, financial and “proof of presence” evidence on your behalf for months now. We will continue to prepare your claim for filing once all the evidence is gathered so we can present your claim properly. Please call with any questions.