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Still Time to Meet Deadlines for Filing 9/11 Claims

Deadline to register new claims with the Victim Compensation Fund is now 2 years from the date of a cancer diagnosis

The deadline for registering a new claim with the Victim Compensation Fund depends on the date when you knew, or reasonably should have known, of your 9/11-related cancer. Claimants have two years from the date of their diagnosis to file a claim. This date is normally the date that is on the pathology report that confirmed a claimant’s diagnosis of cancer.

For the next month, there is one exception to this 2 year deadline: “RARE CANCERS”

  • Claimants diagnosed with a Rare Cancer* before February 18, 2014 must register a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund by February 18, 2016
  • Responders diagnosed with a Rare Cancer* after February 18, 2014, like every other cancer, must register a claim within 2 years of the date of diagnosis

*Rare Cancers include Malignant neoplasms of the:

  • adrenal gland and other endocrine glands and related structures
  • anus and anal canal
  • bone and articular cartilage
  • breast among men
  • gallbladder and other parts of biliary tract
  • meninges, brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, and other parts of central nervous system
  • pancreas
  • penis and testis
  • placenta
  • small intestine
  • thymus
  • vulva, vagina, and cervix uteri (invasive only)
  • Malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm, including carcinoid tumors

For a complete list of all 9/11-related cancers, including specific deadlines, please visit the VCF’s website at https://www.vcf.gov/pdf/CancerlistingFinal.pdf.

The attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, P.C. are dedicated to helping you register with the Victim Compensation Fund and fighting to make sure that you get the justice that you deserve. There are hundreds of questions to answer on the VCF application. The VCF requires documentation to prove that you were at the WTC site and that your illness is certified as a WTC condition. We promise to be with you every step of the way.

For help with your Zadroga registration and claims process, please contact the attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson by calling 888.351.9421 or online. We are committed to ensuring that the responders who gave so much in the wake of the 9/11 attacks receive the benefits they merit. We also represent local residents and workers who were assured that the air was “safe” and were thereafter exposed to the same toxic air and dust as the first responders. They too are entitled to compensation.

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