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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.

Tag Archives: VCF

New Cancers Added to World Trade Center Health Conditions

In February of this year, four cancers were proposed for addition to conditions treated by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program.  In the past, the administrator of the WTC Health Program has added to the list of health conditions known to be associated with the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States…. Read More »

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 »

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 »

Why the Need for Proof? Preventing Fraud

Although the need to prove any money claim is self-evident, the WTC Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and other disaster relief funds are particularly susceptible to fraud. As federal, state and nonprofit agencies rush relief to affected cities, areas and people, there are always those ready to take advantage of loosely monitored good will.  Preventing fraud… Read More »

Second Annual Victim Compensation Fund Released: Statistics

The second annual Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) report discusses outreach efforts made by the office of the Special Master and also provides revealing information on injury and claim statistics.  The report on the status and aims of the VCF details information about the structure intended to provide relief for victims of the September 2001 terrorist… Read More »

Second Annual Victim Compensation Fund Released: Key Points

In November, the Special Master for the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) released a second annual report concerning activities undertaken in the last year to pursue the mandate of the VCF.  From 2011 through 2012, the actions of the Special Master focused on restarting the VCF after President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11… Read More »

A Man from New Jersey, a Tragedy in New York

James Zadroga grew up in North Arlington, New Jersey. As a detective with the New York Police Department, Mr. Zadroga became heavily involved in recovery operations after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New York City. According to reports, Mr. Zadroga logged 450 hours at the World Trade Center (WTC) site. The exposure cost… Read More »

A Matter of Life and Breath: Pulmonary Illnesses after 9/11

Of the disease visited upon a wide swath of New Yorkers and others on and after September 11, 2001, respiratory illnesses account for a large number of chronic medical cases more than a decade later. A 2011 report prepared by the New York Department of Health reads in part: The collapse of the twin towers… Read More »

Help is Available: VCF and WTCHP

Two programs provide relief to responders, recovery workers and others injured during the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States or by exposure to debris afterward. These two programs are the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). Although both programs were established by the same legislation,… Read More »

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