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Only One Week Until Major 9/11 Deadline

July 22, 2021 | Michael Barasch

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

By registering with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), you preserve your right to register a claim in the future. 

The upcoming July 29 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 marks the end of 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.

The deadline for these older claims was extended to July 29, 2021 – only one week 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, 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. 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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