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  • Could your disabling breathing condition have been caused by 9/11?
  • Did you lose a loved one to a 9/11-related cancer?
  • Are you facing cancer or illness after being present in Lower Manhattan after 9/11?

Unfortunately, your disabling illness or cancer may have been caused by breathing in the toxic chemicals and gases in the months that followed 9/11. No doubt you remember the thick dust cloud that hung over the city and the jet fuel fires that raged for 90 days. Residents, students, and workers in Lower Manhattan breathed in this toxic air containing more than 2,500 contaminants. Why? Because the EPA officials, as well as city and state officials told them it was safe. They assured the public that there was no cause for concern. They were wrong.

In the years that passed, more than 2,000 individuals have died because of 9/11-related illnesses and cancers. Thousands more suffer in silence with respiratory conditions, gastric issues, and cancers – unaware that 9/11 caused their suffering.

Even if you were not there when the Twin Towers fell, you may still be eligible for compensation.

But how do you know if you qualify?

During this difficult and stressful time, it is important to speak to a 9/11 VCF attorney at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP. Our attorneys can help you determine what funds and benefits you may qualify for. We will handle everything from start to finish to take some of the burdens off of you.

With over 60 years of combined experience representing injured and disabled clients, the 9/11 lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP have recovered almost $400 million for our clients from the VCF. We are proud of both the individual financial case results and the personal relationships we make while handling their claims.

If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the 9/11 lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP today at (855-839-2947) for a FREE claim evaluation. We’ll listen, advocate for you with the Federal government, and make sure you get the maximum compensation for your 9/11-related illness. Let us take care of all the paperwork and claim filing so that you can concentrate on your health.

Our 9/11 VCF Lawyers Can Help You

Hansen & Rosasco, LLPThe CDC reports that more than 400,000 people were present in the Exposure Zone during 9/11. The VCF Exposure Zone includes the Lower Manhattan area below Canal Street, west to the Hudson River, and east below Clinton Street to the East River. However, only 25 percent of people who may qualify have enrolled in the programs. That means that 300,000 people who lived, worked, or went to school in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 may qualify for financial compensation and medical benefits and not even realize it!

Are you one of them?

At Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorneys have dedicated our entire practice to helping injured 9/11 survivors, first responders, New York residents and their families. We can quickly evaluate your case to determine if you qualify for VCF compensation.

Since the VCF is fully funded until the year 2090, you do not have to worry about taking money from first responders. There is enough to ensure that everyone who suffered from 9/11 gets the help and compensation they deserve.

In addition, you do not have to live in New York to obtain compensation and benefits. In fact, many people who were present in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 have since moved to other parts of the country. We can help you no matter where you now live because we are familiar with the VCF process and the ways through the legal and governmental red tape.

While past success does not guarantee future success with your case, we have helped countless people across the country get VCF compensation after a 9/11 related illness.

Here are some of our past results:

  • $3.4 million for a downtown Manhattan profession with breast cancer
  • $3.4 million for a Wall Street professional with cancer
  • $3.2 million for a police officer with colon cancer
  • $3.0 million for a spouse of a Wall Street broker who died from multiple myeloma
  • $3.0 million for a spouse of a banker who died
  • $2.2 million for a NYPD Sergeant with brain cancer
  • $2.1 million for a police officer with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

When you choose Hansen & Rosasco as your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund law firm, you can rest easy knowing you have VCF lawyers on the front lines who have dedicated their lives to helping victims of 9/11 and their families. We were here in New York City when the Twin Towers fell, and we never left. Our law team has personally experienced the devastation that followed after the attacks. In the years that passed, we have lost loved ones and family members and have seem them get sick with various 9/11 diseases, including all types of 9/11-caused cancers. We know the pain family members feel because we have felt it personally. This isn’t just a job for us. It is our life’s mission. It is our passion. When you choose the Hansen & Rosasco, LLP team to help you through the VCF process, you have a team of qualified and compassionate professionals who will fight for you personally every step of the way. It is this commitment that makes us so successful and a reason why so many 9/11 victims and families choose us to represent them in their darkest hours.

VCF Program Statistics

Uncategorized Compensation Determinations

Source: https://www.vcf.gov/sites/vcf/files/media/document/2020-06/VCFMonthlyReportMay2020.pdf/

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Benefits

The VCF provides tax-free compensation for any individual, or family of any deceased individual, who was diagnosed with any of nearly 70 types of 9/11 cancer types and related conditions, including breathing or digestive problems as a result of exposure to 9/11 toxins, such as the dust and fumes, in Lower Manhattan. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund awards vary based on different illnesses and conditions.

The VCF registration and application process is difficult. It is made even harder by a complex system of federal regulations, combined with ever-changing 9/11 laws. At Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, our 9/11 VCF lawyers know the fastest way to go through the VCF process, so we can get you the compensation you need as quickly as possible.

On average, a VCF claim can take between 16 and 17 months to process before an award is issued. That is because the VCF reviews claims in order – first come, first served.  However, there are ways to expedite the process if you suffer from a terminal condition, and we know how to do just that. At Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, we can establish the necessary criteria quickly and have your case expedited if you suffer from a life-threatening or terminal condition.

We have helped our clients collect millions for their disabling breathing conditions, cancers, and medical illnesses. Our legal team doesn’t back down at the first sign of difficulty. We work tirelessly to explore every option possible to bring you the relief you deserve. From getting your medical condition certified to helping you through the appeals process, we will be in your corner fighting for you at every turn.

Have questions about the 9/11 VCF?

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