Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC)


If you have suffered harm as a result of a foreign government’s wrongdoing, your options may seem limited. However, there are options available to you to seek justice, and Fay Law Group is here to help you take the right approach. Our Washington DC terrorism claim attorneys are experienced in handling cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC) and can also assist you with independent litigation against foreign governments for state-sponsored terrorism.

If you or a loved one was a victim of a terrorist attack, you may be entitled to compensation. Your claim may or may not already be on the FCSC’s radar, and it is possible that a settlement has already been agreed upon. We recommend contacting our firm for a free consultation, at which point we can determine whether you have a claim and how to best proceed.

Call (202) 589-1300 or contact us online to learn more about FCSC claims and how we can help.

What Is the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission?

An independent agency operating within the Department of Justice, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC) is responsible for adjudicating claims on behalf of U.S. nationals whose rights have been violated by a foreign government. The FCSC handles claims of this kind under international claims settlement agreements, at the request of the Secretary of State, or under specific power granted by Congress.

FCSC claims are paid from:

  • Congressional appropriations;
  • International claims settlements; or
  • Liquidation of foreign assets in the U.S.

If you have suffered harm as a result of state-sponsored terrorism, we are here for you. Our Washington DC terrorism claim attorneys at Fay Law Group can determine whether the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission should adjudicate your claim and can help you file before or after a settlement agreement has been achieved with the other country.

To find out if you may be entitled to compensation, call (202) 589-1300. We help terrorism victims in Maryland, the District of Columbia, across the U.S., and worldwide.

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