- The VCF has been extended 72 years, to 2092. Claimants may file new or amended claims for the next 72 years.
- The VCF is required to pay claimants the full amount of their award. Those claimants whose awards were cut by the Special Master because of insufficient funding (after February, 2019), will be made whole as soon as new funding is available at the end of 2019 or beginning of 2020.
- The bill was passed in the House on July 12, 2019 (H.R.1327), and the Senate on July 23, 2019 (S.546).
Image: Congresswoman Maloney, a chief sponsor of the bill that extended the Victim Compensation Fund, was given an FDNY coat by Mike Barasch & FDNY Ret. Det. Rich Alles. She promised to wear the coat every day while on the floor of the House of Representatives, until the bill was passed, in order to shine a light on the importance of this legislation. She kept her promise!