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New Important Deadline Approaches for VCF Candidates

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New Important Deadline Approaches for VCF Candidates

Deadlines are of critical importance for anyone who potentially has a Victims Compensation Fund claim. However, as each important deadline passes, a new one seems to appear on the horizon. This has caused many people to rush or panic unnecessarily, or worse, to erroneously believe they have lost the opportunity to pursue compensation. However, the… Read More »

VCF Adds Deputy Special Master

Administering the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is a significant responsibility. Despite notable progress, the Special Master and her staff have faced criticism for the pace at which claims are being processed. As of October 2013, the VCF had a staff of 75, including 11 attorneys working directly under the Special Master. The Special Master… Read More »

First Appeals on Victim Compensation Fund Are Heard

Beginning in January, 2014, Special Master Sheila Birnbaum and the Deputy Special Master presided over the first Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) appeals hearings held in New York City. The specially trained and recruited Hearing Officers joined them, conducting both in-person and telephone conference hearings. According to the VCF press release, those overseeing the hearings have… Read More »

Your WTC Claim: Make Sure It’s Done Right

In January of this year, initial payments were made to 15 claimants from the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The recipients were all first responders currently experiencing respiratory problems. Depending upon the ultimate number of Fund claimants, payout figures may range from $10,000 to $1.5 million. If you registered with the VCF and filed… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About the Zadroga Act and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

What did the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010 do? The Zadroga Act did two main things: it created the World Trade Center Health Program, consolidating and expanding several programs already in place, and it reopened the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to people injured before May 30, 2002 who did not… Read More »

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