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
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund - Updated Statistics
July 21, 2017
The Special Master has recently provided us with updated statistics. As of June 30, 2017, the Fund has issued nearly seventeen thousand awards, with a total value of approximately $2.8 billion. This means that the average award is approximately $218,000, and includes nearly $2.4 billion in awards for first responders.
The Special Master further advised us that approximately 65% of all claims filed in 2015 have been resolved, and that she expects that all claims filed in 2015 will be resolved by the end of this calendar year. The Fund has prioritized claims so as to resolve the oldest claims first. The Fund is also undertaking efforts to make the claims process more transparent, so as to provide us with more information as to the status of our client's claims.
The registration period remains open for anyone with conditions recently certified (within the past two years) as being WTC-related. The Fund will remain open until December 18, 2020, and anyone certified 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 VCF claim, please contact us at (212) 766-5800.