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Welcome to the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund

The U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (USVSST Fund) provides compensation to individuals (or personal representatives of deceased individuals) who hold a final judgment issued by a United States District Court awarding the individual compensatory damages. The judgment must arise from acts of international terrorism for which a foreign state sponsor of terrorism was found not immune from the jurisdiction of U.S. courts under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA). Individuals must submit applications not later than 90 days after the date of obtaining the final judgment.

Be sure to visit this website for USVSST Fund news, program updates, and reporting; answers to frequently asked questions; access to forms and resources; and information on everything needed to file a claim.

Latest from the USVSST Fund

Second Federal Register Notice from the Government Accountability Office: Estimated Lump Sum Catch-up Payments to Eligible 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing Victims and 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing Victims and Planned Methodology
July 9, 2024

Special Master's Announcement Regarding Authorizing the Fifth Distribution by January 1, 2025
June 14, 2024

Special Master’s Announcement Regarding the July 1, 2024 Filing Deadline for New Applications
April 30, 2024

Last Updated July 9, 2024