Today, July 29, 2021, marks the final day for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) if you were certified with a 9/11 illness or lost a loved one more than 2 years ago.
When you register with the VCF, you preserve your right to register a claim in the future.
Today’s deadline applies to two categories of people:
- You were certified by the World Trade Center Health Program for a 9/11-related condition before July 29, 2019.
- You are seeking to register on behalf of a family member who you believe died of a 9/11-related condition before July 29, 2019.
That deadline ends a two-year registration extension created by 9/11 VCF special master Rupa Bhattacharyya after Congress permanently reauthorized and extended the fund in 2019.
The extension helps 9/11 victims and their families who had missed earlier deadlines or not heard about the fund’s resources.
Please help us inform every member of the 9/11 community by sharing this information with anyone you know who might have been working, living, or attending school in Lower Manhattan, in addition to people who were at the Pentagon, at the Fresh Kills Landfill or morgues, or in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after 9/11.
It’s not too late for them to register a claim – it only takes a few minutes.
Don’t wait. Call 212-385-8000 or visit 911victims.com now.