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  • Who Can Submit a Claim on Behalf of a Deceased Responder or Survivor?

    Victim Compensation Fund

    Who Can Submit a Claim on Behalf of a Deceased Responder or Survivor?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    In most cases, the families of individuals who are incapacitated or deceased as a result of a VCF-eligible condition are able to file a claim on the victim’s behalf. Regardless of their family relationship to the victim, however, people filing a claim on behalf of a deceased victim must prove that they have the legal […]

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  • How Long Will It Take My Claim to Be Paid?

    Victim Compensation Fund

    How Long Will It Take My Claim to Be Paid?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    This depends. The VCF generally prioritizes claims on the basis of when they received them, meaning they try to address older claims first before moving onto newer ones. The process is sometimes expedited, however, when the victim is critically ill or destitute. If you or a loved one is suffering from a critical illness related […]

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  • What is the New VCF Registration Deadline and What Is Its Impact?

    Victim Compensation Fund

    What is the New VCF Registration Deadline and What Is Its Impact?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The VCF has a few restrictions around “timely filing,” which is the amount of time that they allow to pass between a claimant learning of a diagnosis and filing with the fund. Recently, because so many people were not aware they qualified for the fund, the VCF updated their policy on timeliness to make it […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility Claims Top 50,000

    By Michael Barasch

    As hundreds of new claims pour into the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund each month, the total number of people seeking eligibility now exceeds 50,000. Approximately half of these applicants have had their claims approved. The July 29, 2019 signing of the Never Forget the Heroes Act  permanently authorized the VCF and brought new attention to […]

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

    Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    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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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

  • Victim Compensation Fund

    BREAKING NEWS: VCF Cuts Future Awards Due to Unforeseen Spikes in Cancer and Death Claims

    By Michael Barasch

    As you no doubt heard, the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), which has been providing financial help to thousands of injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors, announced cuts in pending claims of 50%, and cuts in future claims of up to 70%. This means that thousands of people in the 9/11 community, who live in […]

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