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Second Annual Victim Compensation Fund Released: Statistics

The second annual Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) report discusses outreach efforts made by the office of the Special Master and also provides revealing information on injury and claim statistics. 

The report on the status and aims of the VCF details information about the structure intended to provide relief for victims of the September 2001 terrorist attacks. Some of the numbers offered in the report include the following: 

  • From October 2011 to October 2012, more than 73,000 browsers visited the VCF website. During the period from October 2012 to October 2013, more than 282,000 people sought information from the website. 
  • As of June, 2013, nearly 17,500 claim registrations had been completed. As of the October 3, 2013, deadline, 48,248 registrations had been completed. 
  • In October 2012, there were 31 employees of the office of the Special Master; in October 2013, there are 75. 
  • The type of claimant is self-reported at the time of registry. Type of claimants, in descending order, include New York City responders, other non-responders, other claimants, New York City residents, clean-up workers and responders at the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, sites. 
  • As of November 2013, more than 2,500 eligibility decisions and 112 compensation decisions have been issued. The total value of those decisions before appeal, amendment or proration is more than $27,000,000. 
  • Medical conditions claimants have been found eligible for include airway and lung diseases, digestive disorders, other conditions and cancers. 

Despite the work done, the greater job of the office of the Special Master is ahead as the bulk of the victim compensation claims pass through the office. If you have questions about your claim, speak with a 9/11 injury attorney in New York.

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  • Deadline Extended to Register for Compensation

    There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.

    For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.

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