Chapter 472 of the Laws of 2014 was enacted on November 21, 2014. This law extends the Notice of Participation filing deadline to September 11, 2015 f...
WTC Notice of Participation Update
November 24, 2014
The VCF has recently provided us with updated information regarding the status of claims being made against the Fund. So far, there are over 55 thous...
WTC Victim Compensation Fund - Updated Statistics and Upcoming Deadline
September 10, 2014
The VCF has recently provided us with updated information regarding the status of claims being made against the Fund. So far, there are nearly 80 tho...
Updated VCF Statistics
January 15, 2015
VCF Payments and Updated VCF Statistics.
April 26, 2016
The World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund ("the Fund") is in the process of making payments to all "Group A" claimants. Group A includes anyone whose Loss Calculation was issued on or before December 17, 2015. There are a total of 9,131 claims that are designated as Group A, and the Fund is expecting to complete all Group A payments by June 2016. Group A claims are collectively valued at over $1.8 billion, with an average value of nearly $200,000.
Funding for "Group B" claimants (everyone who has a claim pending, but did not receive a Loss Calculation letter before December 18, 2016) will become available in September 2016. In the interim, the Fund has advised us that it will continue to review pending claims, and should begin rendering decisions in June 2016. The Fund will begin accepting and processing new claims in June 2016, after promulgating new regulations governing Group B claims.
The registration period remains open for anyone diagnosed with new WTC-related conditions within the past two years. The Fund will remain open until December 18, 2020, and anyone diagnosed with a new WTC-related condition will likewise be eligible, so long as they register within two years of their new diagnosis.
If you would like representation regarding your claim against the Fund, please contact us at (212) 766-5800.