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    Help is Available: VCF and WTCHP

    By Michael Barasch

    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, […]

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    Added Weight: Burden of Proof

    By Michael Barasch

    Although it began payout to victims again in January of this year, the World Trade Center September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) will not likely ever be able to fully compensate each victim. While vested with over $2 billion for illness and injury caused in the attack, the number of claims made against that sum […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    Your WTC Claim: Make Sure It’s Done Right

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    Registration Deadline Imminent for 9/11 VCF Benefits

    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. *** People exposed to toxins from the September 11 terror attacks must register for benefits by October 13, 2013 — or lose them. The Zadroga Act reopened the […]

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    How to Prove Presence at a 9/11 Crash Site

    By Michael Barasch

    To qualify for compensation through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), you must demonstrate both a covered physical illness or injury and that you were present at the crash sites, in a defined area of Lower Manhattan surrounding the World Trade Center, or along one of the routes taken by the debris from WTC. […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    9/11 claims for compensation and benefits have specific windows of eligibility for victims and their families. Register now to ensure your claim is filed accurately and within the proper window. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

  • Victim Compensation FundZadroga Act

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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