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  • Documents You Can Use to Show You Were in the Ground Zero Area

    Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    Documents You Can Use to Show You Were in the Ground Zero Area

    By Michael Barasch

    Many people suffering with medical problems related to the World Trade Center attack or cleanup are not able to recognize symptoms or to connect them with Ground Zero exposure until years later. This can present significant problems as they pursue payments from the Victim Compensation Fund. With the recent permanent authorization of the VCF, individuals […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    What to Do if Your WTC Health Claim Is Denied

    By Michael Barasch

    To be eligible to receive free treatment for an illness under the Zadroga Act, your medical provider at the World Trade Center Health Program must submit an evaluation of your history and condition to the program administrator. Then the program administrator must certify your condition as genuinely connected to the 9/11 attacks. What happens if […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Added Weight: Burden of Proof

    By Michael Barasch

    Although it began payout to victims again in January of this year, the World Trade Center September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) will not likely ever be able to fully compensate each victim. While vested with over $2 billion for illness and injury caused in the attack, the number of claims made against that sum […]

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