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There are two deadlines in the VCF’s claim filing process: a Claim Filing Deadline and a Registration Deadline. It is important to distinguish between the two and be aware of which applies to your individual circumstances.

We have comprehensive information about each deadline, as well as details about when to register, and when to file a claim.


You might have mail. Although the VCF is not currently able to mail hardcopy letters, we will continue to generate letters on a daily basis, and electronic copies of each letter will be uploaded to online claims daily. You can view all correspondence on your claim online through the claims system. If you do not have online access to your claim, please call the VCF Helpline, or contact your attorney (if you are working with one).


Law Firms

While you do not need a lawyer to submit a claim to the VCF, some claimants choose to work with an attorney.  Information here is of particular interest to law firms and attorneys who are representing VCF claimants. Attorneys representing claimants are encouraged to check this page periodically for updates and new information. 

Forms and Resources

  • Law Firm Payment Instructions- instructions if your firm has an agreement with the claimants you represent that VCF payments will be made directly to a law firm bank account.
  • Exhibit C - Attorney Certification of Compliance with Provision on Limitation on Attorney Fees.
  • Change of Attorney Form - due to change of attorney.


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Claims Management System (CMS) Info

CMS Enhancements - Tip Sheets

Communications to Law Firms