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September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001

Compensation for Deceased Victims

The last day to file a claim was Monday, December 22, 2003.

How to Submit a Claim

If you need help at any time, please contact the Helpline - its phone numbers are listed at the bottom of this page.

Clicking the Forms tab on this site's navigation bar, you can access the PDF files that contain BOTH the instructions and the compensation form.

Submissions MUST include original signatures, and the last signature MUST be notarized as indicated. You must also supply supporting documentation. Please use the checklist to help ensure you have attached the necessary documents. Please note that in most cases the documentation you submit with the claim will not be returned to you. Therefore, be sure to make copies or have additional certified copies of documents that you submit with your claim.

How We Process Your Claim
Internal Activity
Anticipated Correspondence
Receipt And Docket     ===> Claim Evaluation     ===> Special Master Review     ===>     Possible Hearing And Payment
  • Application received
  • Claim number assigned
  • Each page electronically imaged into database
  • Varying timeframe due to length of claim submissions

  • The Fund works directly with claimant or attorney
  • Identifies and requests missing items required for processing
  • Reviews claim for eligibility and valuation requirements
  • Reviews distribution plan

  • Reviews claim
  • If eligible, deems claim substantially complete

  •    Track A
    • Notifies claimant of eligiblitity
    • Provides presumed award amount in 45 days after deemed substantially complete
    • Claimant accepts presumed award or requests hearing
       Track B
    • Notifies claim of eligibility within 45 days to schedule hearing
  • Finalizes Award
  • Letter containing VCF assigned claim number

  • Initial contact from Case Manager outlining missing items
  • Follow-up correspondence as necessary
  • Substantially Complete letter
  • Presumed Award letter

Claim Submission Deadline Information
Policy Statement on December 22, 2003 Claim Submission Deadline PDF

Where to Send Submissions
Mail submissions to:
Victim Compensation Fund
P.O. Box 18698
Washington, DC 20036-8698
Send overnight to:
Victim Compensation Fund
1900 K Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
For any questions or to check the status of your claim Call
To schedule an appointment at a claim assistance site Call
For TDD callers Call [removed]
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(call collect)

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