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Upcoming Enhancements at the Victim Compensation Fund

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to Launch myVCF Claims Filing System

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Barasch & McGarry represents nearly 40,000 people in the 9/11 community who have been diagnosed with cancers or respiratory illnesses as a result of their exposure to 9/11 toxins.

Our advocacy has been instrumental in securing health care and compensation for 9/11 community members and their families.

Barasch & McGarry will continue to advocate for and proudly represent you as the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund launches “myVCF”, a new, modern claims portal. New technology offering transparency and speed will soon replace an outdated system.

This change is welcome news for Barasch & McGarry clients and the 9/11 community. We expect the time it takes the VCF to issue an award to become shorter with myVCF, allowing clients to get the help they deserve more quickly. The portal will allow for more efficient claim submissions and uploading of required documents.

myVCF will also provide an up-to-date status on your claim so claimants will be better informed. What’s more, myVCF utilizes the latest privacy and security tools so personal information is highly secure. The VCF is working closely with 9/11 advocates, attorneys and law firms to ensure a seamless transition to myVCF.

Be on the lookout for more information from Barasch & McGarry about myVCF soon.

What to expect with myVCF:

  • New claims processing system
  • Enhanced claims status updates
  • Modern technology, offers better privacy and security
  • 2024 launch date

myVCF Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the launch of myVCF slow down the processing of previously filed claims?

No, the launch of myVCF will not slow down the processing of previously filed claims.  According to the VCF additional staff has been added to continue reviewing existing claims during the launch of myVCF.

How will myVCF improve the claims process for me?

myVCF will provide enhanced resources and tools for improved claim submission, including claim status updates. Additionally, all of our clients’ information and privacy will be protected with myVCF’s refined security systems.

Can I submit a claim now?

Yes. If you’d like to submit a claim now, please contact us immediately.

How does myVCF affect my claim?

myVCF will not affect your claim. The program will continue to provide compensation to victims as it always has. The VCF is committed to ensuring all processes remain the same, or function even more efficiently, throughout the transfer to the new system.

Are there any other changes to the current registration process?

No. myVCF will require the same information for registration and claim filing as is currently required. myVCF will create a more efficient process by providing access to information about your claim and the ability to submit documents electronically.

When will myVCF become available?

We expect myVCF to launch later in 2024. We will keep you informed as we learn more.

What should I do now?

Stand by. We will contact you with additional updates as we learn more from the VCF. If you have a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, continue submitting required documents as before.

Where can I find more information?

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