The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. — Michael J. Palladino, President

Renew September 11 Victim Compensation Funding

Your help is needed to extend the funding for the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

 The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) was established to provide compensation for those who were killed, injured, or made ill by the 9/11 terror attacks. The $7.3 billion fund has already paid out over $5 billion to claimants, with an estimated 19,000 additional unpaid claims to address. With the VCF running out of money, pending claims will be paid at only 30-50% of their prior value.

On October 11, 2018, bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress which would provide permanent funding for the VCF and keep it open through fiscal year 2090. The legislation is titled S.546 – Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (more info at congress.gov).

How YOU Can Help

The best way you can help is to send a letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urging them to cosponsor S.546. Below you will find a list of the committee members, with pre-prepared letters you can print out, sign, and mail to let them know you want their support.

Click on each senator to print a PDF file that you can sign and mail to their address listed below.