Zadroga Act • Victim Compensation Fund
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 […]