9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Info
What Is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation for individuals with physical injuries related to exposure to dust and toxins on September 11th, 2001 and in the days and months after through May 30th, 2002. VCF awards are made to 9/11 responders, survivors (residents, workers, and students) and their families. The 9/11 Fund compensates individuals and families for pain and suffering damages, loss of economic earnings and benefits, out-of-pocket medical expenses/prescriptions, household expenses, and funeral costs.
The federal government initially allocated a total of $7.375 billion available to all 9/11 victims. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund awards and VCF settlements are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the type and severity of the illness. So far, over $5 billion in compensation has been provided to eligible first responders, volunteers, and others who worked, lived, or attended school in Lower Manhattan on the day of and any time during the nine months after the attacks. Learn more about 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund eligibility.
On February 15, 2019, the VCF Special Master, Rupa Bhattachayya, determined that there was “insufficient funding” to pay all claims through to the date the fund planned to close on, which was December 20, 2020. A public outcry followed and on July 23, 2019, Congress passed the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act” HR.1327/ S.546, that now provides full funding for past and future awards with no cuts until the year 2090.
With over 100 years of combined experience representing injured and disabled clients, the 9/11 lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP have recovered more than $200 million for our clients from the VCF to date. 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 1-855-WTC-INFO (1-855-201-7087) 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.
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.
Important Information About the Victim Compensation Fund
- Coverage & Eligibility
- WTC Health Program Information
- “Pain & Suffering” Damages
- Wrongful Death
- Economic Loss Damages
- Claims Procedures
- Social Security Disability Claims for 9/11 Victims
- Appeals & Amendments
- Where Can I Get Medical Treatment for My 9/11 Cancer & Illnesses?
- Why You Need an Attorney