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  • Do You Have to Be a U.S. Citizen to Apply to the VCF?

    Victim Compensation Fund

    Do You Have to Be a U.S. Citizen to Apply to the VCF?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    New York City is incredibly diverse, so it’s no surprise that many people who contributed to the WTC rescue and clean-up efforts, as well as many members of the lower Manhattan community, were originally from somewhere else. Among the thousands of people who were exposed to the air downtown during the WTC clean-up are many […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    9/11-Related Compensation Programs

    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. *** You may have several options to obtain treatment for your 9/11-related injuries or compensation for the death of your loved one under three primary benefits programs: Victim […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesZadroga Act

    Filing a WTC Claim on Behalf of a Deceased Victim

    By Michael Barasch

    Shortly after the devastating September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), the legislature created the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). That Fund, closed in 2004, provided about $7 billion in compensation to people injured during the attacks and to spouses, parents and children who lost loved ones during or immediately after the […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation Fund

    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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  • 9/11 Injuries

    File Your Claim for WTC-Related Illness Now

    By Michael Barasch

    If you or a loved one were present on a World Trade Center (WTC) crash or clean-up site after the 2001 terrorist attacks and suffered injury or subsequent illness, you may be eligible for compensation. With the filing deadline of October 3, 2013 rapidly approaching, the time to act on your claim is now. When […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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