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Law Clerk I
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ("VCF") was created to provide compensation for any individual or personal representative of a deceased individual who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. The original VCF operated from 2001- 2004. In 2011, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 was signed into law and reactivated the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in October 2011. In July 2019, the Fund was reauthorized permanently. More information about the VCF can be found at https://www.vcf.gov/.
A final step in the VCF review of claims is completed by the Quality Review and Cold Review Teams. The teams verify that claims are free of any issues that will prevent payment. Working closely with other VCF teams and, under the supervision of the Quality Review Project Manager and/or Cold Review Team Lead, the Quality Review/Cold Review Reviewer I performs the following eligibility and post-award determination duties and responsibilities while complying with established VCF Standard Operating Procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Perform Quality Review and Cold Review of eligibility and compensation determinations of Non- Economic Loss Personal Injury and Wrongful Death claims, including:
- Confirm that claimants/victims sufficiently submit all documentation required for award payment.
- Confirm that determinations are consistent with VCF standards and are entered correctly into the Claims Management System.
- Review eligibility and compensation determinations, including, but not limited to: non-economic loss awards, offsets, claimant details and award letter instructions.
- Review generated award letters and missing information loss calculation letters for accuracy.
- Enter award determinations or corrections in the claim management system when required.
- Participate in meetings with Quality and Cold Reviewers to discuss issues identified during post- determination review.
- Assist with follow-up/issue resolution between claim review teams and the Quality Review team.
- Work on special projects as assigned and other projects as needed.
- Attend weekly Quality Review and Cold Review Teams’ Meetings.
- Attend weekly Claim Review Team Meetings and related training's.
- Participate in the eligibility claim review process, producing up to 3 claims per month as assigned.
- Participate in the Fast Track claim review process, producing up to 3 claims per month as assigned.
- Undergraduate degree required, paralegal certificate a plus; graduate or law degree, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study preferred.
- 0 – 1 year of VCF claim review or comparable experience for staff with law degrees.
- Three years relevant experience for non-QR and CR staff.
- Knowledge of Government data processing environment, including automation networks, PC-based databases and other applications, and internet and server-based databases and other applications.
- Proficient with MS Excel (intermediate user or higher), MS Access, and other Microsoft Office suite products including, but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, imaging and hardware systems.
- Experience in claim management or processing environments preferred.
- Understand tasks, task objectives and the context of those tasks in the claim review lifecycle and ability to work independently to complete tasks, effectively prioritize work and accurately perform detailed work under pressure without compromising quality.
- Collaborative nature, comfortable coordinating across teams and with various managers, supervisors, and team members.
- Comfortable working in an environment with high volume inputs, outputs, and deadlines.
- Passionate about attention to detail, deadlines and work quality.
- Excellent typing/keyboarding skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
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