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The deadline may have passed, but you can still get help. If in the past 2 years, you have been diagnosed with any respiratory illness that has been linked to the toxic WTC dust, it's still not too late to register your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. If you’ve been diagnosed within the past 2 years, we are happy to help you file your claim. Furthermore, if you’ve been diagnosed with one of the 62 cancers that the NIH has linked to the WTC toxins, you still have time to register your claim.

Category Archives: Victim Compensation Fund

The VCF: Who Is in Charge?

The September 11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) was created to provide compensation to people injured and killed because of the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001. By law, operation of the VCF requires a Special Master to administer the fund.  In 2011, Sheila Birnbaum was appointed by United States Attorney General Eric Holder… Read More »

Are the Allocated VCF Funds Going to be Enough?

The expansion of VCF claim eligibility to victims of various cancers is a victory for first responders, rescue workers, cleanup workers and others who braved the aftermath of 9/11 to help pick up the pieces. However, the increase in size of the pool of potential claimants also raises questions about whether the $2.775 billion allocated… Read More »

Why the VCF Was Expanded to Cover Prostate Cancer

One of the primary purposes of the James Zadroga Act and the new Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) was to extend coverage beyond those who suffered immediate injuries in the wake of 9/11—and to account for the increasing number of first responders, rescue workers and others who were still being diagnosed with cancers and other chronic… Read More »

The WTC Medical Working Group

Several organizations were created to assist the victims of the 9/11 attacks with the long-term consequences of debris exposure. These include the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the WTC Health Program that provides treatment and testing to first responders and others. In addition to these important programs, however, the WTC Medical Working Group has been… Read More »

Perspectives from the 9/11 Fund Special Master

Since the new Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was opened more than two years ago, the special master appointed to oversee its administration, Sheila Birnbaum, has been highly visible and widely lauded for its progress. Recently, she took some time to discuss her experience during a speech before the New York University School of Law Annual… Read More »

Who Can Still File VCF Claims?

October 3, 2013, marked the passage of two years since the reopening of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and also the registration deadline for the majority of potential claimants. Despite this much-publicized deadline, however, there is still a chance that certain claimants who have not yet registered to participate in the VCF could qualify to… Read More »

Important Financial Facts about VCF Payments

Serious injuries often come along with significant financial difficulties brought on by medical bills and the reduction or total loss of income resulting from disability. Victims of WTC-related injuries are no exception. Many individuals waiting for Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) payments are simultaneously struggling with other financial and legal issues. Therefore, it is important to… Read More »

New Victim Compensation Fund Begins Ramping Up in 2014

Following initial concerns about the level of participation in the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)—along with questions about the fund’s ability to adjudicate and pay claims in a timely manner—the VCF’s operations have sped up significantly since its annual report issued in November 2013.  In January 2014, VCF administrators publicized statistics showing that the number… Read More »

What If You Missed the October 3, 2013 VCF Fund Deadline?

An important deadline to register a claim with the World Trade Center (WTC) Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) recently passed. The VCF and state and federal agencies performed significant outreach to ensure news of the deadline was circulated to potential claimants. If you are just receiving word of the deadline and have a claim, knowing your… Read More »

Do Not Miss This: VCF Deadlines

As with any legal claim or lawsuit, you must understand the time frame when you can file a claim. If you wait too long after suffering a personal injury, you can lose your right to recover compensation. For claims made to the World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), you may lose your right to… Read More »

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