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Friday, July 22, 2011

Town Halls Scheduled for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

By Tracy Russo

Yesterday Sheila L. Birnbaum, the Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, sent the following email announcing a series of town hall forums on July 27, July 28, and August 2.

Dear Friend,

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 (FAQs) 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.


For more information on the fund, visit justice.gov/vcf.

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