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  • What is the Zadroga Act and What Does it Cover?

    9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation Fund

    WTC Compensation Fund Authorized through Fiscal Year 2092

    By Michael Barasch

    After years of dedicated advocacy and emotional debate, new legislation has extended the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through the year 2090. Under the law, signed by President Trump on July 29, the VCF will continue to offer substantial relief to victims suffering from medical conditions as well as individuals who might not yet be aware […]

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    Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    Illness Catches Up with Downtown Workers Caught in 9/11 Cloud

    By Michael Barasch

    The terrorist attacks on New York City in September 2001 caught the city, and the world, by surprise. More than a decade later, illnesses suffered by downtown workers continue to take a toll. During the attacks on September 11, many groups of people, including responders, office workers, residents, students and teachers, suffered devastating injuries and […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    What Types of Illnesses Does the VCF Cover?

    By Michael Barasch

    The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is designed to provide compensation to those who suffered injuries or illnesses as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks. But not all injuries are compensable. In fact, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 provides a detailed list of conditions that qualify for VCF compensation. […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    Where Is the 9/11 “Crash Site” Defined in the Zadroga Act That Affects Victim Compensation?

    By Michael Barasch

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, signed by President Obama in January 2011, sets aside $4.2 billion for the World Trade Center Health Program to test and treat workers, volunteers and other survivors of the attacks on September 11, 2001. It is named for one of the first New York City […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    How Extensive Was the WTC Dust Cloud — And Who Is Eligible for 9/11 Compensation?

    By Michael Barasch

    Just how far did the toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 travel? Satellite images show the dust cloud trailing from Lower Manhattan across Brooklyn and into the Long Island Sound, which provides some idea of the pervasiveness of the asbestos fibers, crushed cement, lead, copper, fiberglass and other dangerous […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    Lung Injuries Resulting from the 9/11 Attacks

    By Michael Barasch

    In the moments, days, weeks and months following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) in 2001, clouds of dust enveloped Lower Manhattan. As the debris was cleared from the site, that same dust found its way to the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. Thousands of first responders inhaled this dust, […]

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