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REGISTRATION AND CLAIM FILING DEADLINES

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'VE GOT MAIL!

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).

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Private Physician Process: Forms and Resources

These Private Physician forms should only be used if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You received specific direction from the VCF to complete the forms; or
  • You are filing a claim for a deceased individual who was not certified for treatment by the WTC Health Program for the claimed condition; or
  • You are a foreign resident, living outside the continental United States, who has not been certified for treatment by the WTC Health Program for the claimed condition; or
  • You were previously deemed eligible for compensation from the VCF based on a certified condition, or you are filing a claim for a deceased individual who was previously deemed eligible for compensation from the VCF based on a certified condition, and you are now seeking to add a non-certified cancer as a claimed condition; or
  • You were present at the Pentagon but not as a responder and therefore you do not quality for certification by the WTC Health Program; or
  • You are not able to go to a WTC Health Program center (either in the New York City metropolitan area or through the Nationwide Provider Network) to have your condition evaluated and certified for treatment without suffering significant hardship. If you believe that you will suffer significant hardship in seeking certification by the WTC Health Program, you should upload a statement or letter to the claim explaining the circumstances and why you should be considered for the Private Physician process and call the VCF Helpline to alert us to the request.

If you do not meet the criteria above, you should not complete the Private Physician forms.

You can review Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") specific to the Private Physician process in Section 7 of our FAQs.

Individual Forms:

WTC HEALTH PROGRAM GUIDANCE

The WTC Health Program has published the following materials related to the VCF Private Physician process. Claimants are strongly encouraged to review these materials before completing the Private Physician forms.

Click here to visit the WTC Health Program website.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • If you enter information into one of these files and save it to your computer, please save the file with a new name. Please also remember that the file contains personal information. You may not want to save the file on a public or shared computer where others have access.
  • We can process your claim faster if you gather all the completed forms and relevant documents and upload them to your online claim at the same time or return them in one mailing. When uploading any portion of the Private Physician forms to the online claim, please select from the Eligibility document types and choose "Private Physician Forms" as the applicable document type.
Last updated
December 26, 2019