Sheila Birnbaum, Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, recently released the following statement inviting potential applicants to planned Town Hall meetings on the Fund and proposed rules:
“As I stated when I was first appointed by the Attorney General, my goal is for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to be fair, transparent, and easy to navigate. With that goal in mind, I will be holding a series of town hall forums over the next few weeks in order to speak with potential applicants to the Victim Compensation Fund. At these town halls, I hope to talk with you about the Fund and the proposed rules as well as answer any questions you may have.
In addition, we have added a Frequently Asked Questions section to our website, www.justice.gov/vcf. I have received invaluable input from the many individuals I have met with over the past two months and hope that these FAQs answer many of your questions.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming town halls:
- Wednesday, July 27th 6:00-7:30pm: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, New York, NY
- Thursday, July 28th 6:00-7:30pm: Jersey City City Hall – Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ
- Tuesday, August 2nd 6:00-7:30pm: Melville Marriott, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY
I look forward to speaking with you at these events, so that I can hear your thoughts, answer as many questions as I can, and make the best decisions possible to refine the regulations and administer the program.”
Source: US DOJ