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    Who Can Still File VCF Claims?

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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    Important Financial Facts about VCF Payments

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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    New Victim Compensation Fund Begins Ramping Up in 2014

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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

    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. *** 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 […]

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    Do Not Miss This: VCF Deadlines

    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. *** 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 […]

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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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    Why the Need for Proof? Preventing Fraud

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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