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  • Do I Need to Prove I Lost Income or Property In Order to Qualify for a VCF Award?

    Victim Compensation Fund

    Do I Need to Prove I Lost Income or Property In Order to Qualify for a VCF Award?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    No, absolutely not. The VCF does not premise their award amounts solely on financial losses. Anybody with a physical health certification from the WTC Health Program and/or medical proof that they suffer from a condition the federal government has linked to 9/11 can qualify for an award for “pain and suffering”, also known as “non-economic […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Proving Non-economic Losses in a VCF Claim

    By Michael Barasch

    For most VCF claimants, non-economic losses represent the bulk of their recovery. While out of pocket costs for medical treatment — as well as lost wages from total or partial disability — can be significant, intangible losses like pain, disfigurement and the inability to fully enjoy life’s pleasures remain a major factor. Unfortunately, proving the […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Benefits Related to Losses Caused by 9/11 Injuries

    By Michael Barasch

    Severe illness or injury related to 9/11 inevitably results in economic losses such as lost wages, job loss or loss of career. By comparison, non-economic losses are less tangible, such as pain and suffering. However they are also compensable. People have concerns about being compensated for such losses and rightly so. It is important to […]

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