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  • Who Can Submit a Claim on Behalf of a Deceased Responder or Survivor?

    Victim Compensation Fund

    Who Can Submit a Claim on Behalf of a Deceased Responder or Survivor?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    In most cases, the families of individuals who are incapacitated or deceased as a result of a VCF-eligible condition are able to file a claim on the victim’s behalf. Regardless of their family relationship to the victim, however, people filing a claim on behalf of a deceased victim must prove that they have the legal […]

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  • Firefighters9/11 Injuries

    FDNY Widow Kimberly McDonaugh and Her 9/11 Story

    By Michael Barasch

    Q104.3 host Shelli Sonstein interviews FDNY widow Kimberly McDonaugh. They discuss the loss of her heroic husband FDNY Lieutenant Eddie McDonaugh and their 9/11 story.

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    FDNY Chief Laid to Rest in Catholic Funeral 15 Years After 9/11 Attack

    By Michael Barasch

    An FDNY battalion chief, who served the department for 33 years before perishing heroically on 9/11, was finally able to have a Catholic funeral Mass after a small vial of blood he’d donated months prior to the World Trade Center attacks was discovered in a Minnesota storage facility. The family of Lawrence T. Stack had […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Distribution of VCF Proceeds Owed to Deceased Victims

    By Michael Barasch

    Considering the serious nature of many WTC-related illnesses as well as the length of time that has passed since the September 11 attacks, it is an unfortunate reality that many victims have passed away and that many more are likely to pass before receiving compensation. However, a victim’s family may still be eligible to follow […]

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