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  • WTC Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Information

    Victim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    WTC Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Information

    By Michael Barasch

    WHAT THE 9/11 COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAW On December 18, 2015, Congress reauthorized and extended both the health program and compensation fund available to the 9/11 community. Downtown residents, office workers, students and teachers are all eligible if they were exposed on 9/11 or during parts of the 8 months that followed. […]

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  • Victim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    What Does the New VCF Cap on Cancer Awards Mean for 9/11 Survivors?

    By Michael Barasch

    When Congress reauthorized the Zadroga Act, renewing the Victim Compensation Fund for five years, some substantive changes were made. The new law places a cap on pain and suffering awards for cancer at $250,000 and for non-cancer illnesses at $90,000. But that does not mean new claimants will necessarily receive lower awards than previous claimants […]

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