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  • WTC Health Program vs. VCF: Do I Qualify for One or Both?

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    WTC Health Program vs. VCF: Do I Qualify for One or Both?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) are often mentioned in the same breath. This makes sense since both were established by the Zadroga Act and run by the federal government. Misunderstandings about the differences often cause confusion, however, since many people don’t realize it is possible to qualify […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    How Do I Prove I Was South of Canal Street on 9/11?

    By Michael Barasch

    The VCF is available to both responders (rescue, recovery, cleanup and construction workers or volunteers) and survivors (area residents, workers, students, and passersby). While no documents are required to register, those who want to file a claim must prove that they were present within the program’s geographic boundaries between September 11th, 2001 and May 30th, […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Proving You or Your Loved One Was Present at Ground Zero or the Pentagon on 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    To be eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund benefits, you must prove that you were present during or immediately after the terrorist attack. If you are applying for loss of your loved one, you must prove that she or he was present and died as a result of 9/11-related injuries or disease. Proof of presence […]

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