There are now only two months remaining until the deadline for families who lost a beloved relative to Ground Zero-related cancer or respiratory illness to register a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
We must now work tirelessly to share this crucial information with the entire 9/11 community.
The 9/11 community consists of 500,000 first responders, office workers, students and teachers, and residents who were in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street on 9/11 or any time in the following 8 months.
Families that have lost someone should register as soon as possible, before their time runs out.
Ordinarily, first responders and survivors with 9/11-related health conditions – which include 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses – must register with the VCF within two years of the World Trade Center Health Program certifying their condition.
Similarly, the families of 9/11 victims must register within two years of their loved one’s passing.
But after the VCF was permanently extended in 2019, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya established a two-year window for 9/11 community members and families to register older claims that would otherwise have been time-barred.
The deadline for these older claims has been extended to July 29, 2021.
Help us inform the 9/11 community about this upcoming deadline – speak with your friends and colleagues who were there: Lower Manhattan, at the Fresh Kills Landfill, the Pentagon or the Shanksville, PA, crash site on 9/11 or during any part of the following 8 months (please note: Pentagon and Shanksville responders must prove that they were exposed on 9/11 or anytime until November 19, 2001).
It’s not too late for you to register a claim.
Once this extension ends, the two-year deadline will return.
Don’t wait. Call 212-385-8000 or visit 911victims.com today.