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    Amendments to List of WTC-Related Conditions Include More Types of Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Recent revisions to the list of World Trade Center Related Conditions resulted in newly eligible certifications for four types of cancer: Brain Cervical Pancreatic Testicular  The Federal Register issued a report about the Health and Human Services Department’s final rule in February, 2014. Previously, individuals with these types of cancers were denied World Trade Center […]

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    How Does the VCF Pay Your Award?

    By Michael Barasch

    UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 When the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has issued an award determination on your claim, both you and Barasch & McGarry will receive a letter notifying you of the amount of your award. You have 30 days to appeal the award. If you appeal the award, this will stop the payment processing […]

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    How Do You Handle Medical Information for a VCF Claim?

    By Michael Barasch

    Initially, the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) planned to reach out directly to physicians and gather medical information for claimants. However, most physicians preferred direct requests from patients instead. Consequently, patients work with their physicians to provide the necessary information for VCF claims. Also, claimants must pay for the expenses involved with the physician documenting records […]

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    Current Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) vs. Initial VCF

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** How does the current Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) differ from the initial VCF closed in 2004? The first iteration of the VCF was the September 11th Victim […]

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    First Appeals on Victim Compensation Fund Are Heard

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    VCF Appeals Hearings Underway in New York

    By Michael Barasch

    In January of this year, the first September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) appeal hearings were held in New York City. Rulings on claims and appeals hearings are finally underway.  For victims of 9/11, the wait for compensation has been trying. After filing a claim and required documentation, many victims have waited years for their […]

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