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Only One Month Remaining Until Key Deadline for 9/11 Victims

June 29, 2021 | Michael Barasch

Only one month remains until a critically-important July 29, 2021 deadline for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families.

Ordinarily, first responders and survivors with 9/11-related health conditions – which include 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses – must register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) within two years of the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) certifying the condition.

Similarly, the families of 9/11 victims must register within two years of their loved one’s passing.

ut, after a permanent extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act was passed in 2019, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya created a two-year window for 9/11 victims and their families to file older claims that would otherwise have been too late.

The deadline for these older claims was extended to July 29, 2021 – only one month from today

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, as well as people who were at the Pentagon, at the Fresh Kills Landfill or morgues, or in Shanskville, Pennsylvania after 9/11.

It’s not too late for them to register a claim.  But it will be soon!

The VCF will remain open to victims and families until 2090, but to access your benefits, you must comply with the registration deadlines and filing requirements of the VCF. Once this extension ends, the two-year deadline will return.

Don’t wait. Call 212-385-8000 or visit today.

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