Make a Claim
These are the minimum requirements to make a claim to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF):
- You must have been affected by the September 11th attacks as a first responder, construction worker, cleaner, laborer, resident, office worker, student, tenant, or homeowner.
- You must have been present in the New York City Exposure Zone (south of Canal Street, Manhattan and/or in Fresh Kills, Staten Island) at any time between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002. See map of the New York City Exposure Zone.
- You must have a WTC-related physical injury that is certified by the WTC Health Program or is certifiable by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). See the list of injuries covered by the VCF.
- You must have registered with vcf.gov by the deadline that applies to you. Remember that registering is separate and different from filing a VCF claim! Calculating the applicable deadline can be tricky. You can call the Victim Compensation Fund at (855) 885-1555 to see what date you may have registered and you should contact us to determine which deadline applies to you.
Making a Claim for Economic Loss and Permanent Disability Because of 9/11-Related Injuries
To make an economic loss claim under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), you will need to prove you suffered an economic loss because of your World Trade Center-related physical injuries. Do you have a disability determination from any of the following?
- FDNY WTC Bill
- Lung Bill
- NYCERS WTC Bill
- Social Security Disability
- Workers’ Compensation
- 9/11 Volunteer Fund
- NYPD WTC Bill
- Union Disability
- Private Disability Insurance Policy
- Line of Duty Injury Award
Economic loss includes lost wages, loss of future earnings, loss of past earnings, loss of pension, replacement services, unreimbursed medical expenses, and out of pocket expenses.