Zadroga Act Eligibility
Work With a Zadroga Act Lawyer to Determine if You Are Eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015 (the Zadroga Act) is a federal law that extended the main two 9/11 benefit programs: (1) The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), and (2) The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The VCF provides for financial award to all qualified individuals who have been diagnosed with various cancers and other illnesses in the wake of 9/11. Here you will find information to help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim under the Victim Compensation Fund. To speak with an experienced Zadroga lawyer about your claim, contact Turley Hansen for a free case review today.
Zadroga Act – 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Awards
Under the VCF, eligible victims are entitled to a money award of compensation for both their “economic” and “non-economic” losses. Money awards for economic losses include things like lost earnings and benefits, past out-of-pocket medical bills and expenses, and other expenses caused by condition related to the Sept. 11th attacks. The non-economic benefits awards by the VCF cover losses for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and diminished quality of life. VCF awards include payments for not only past losses, but also future suffering and losses such as future lost earnings and benefits for anyone unable to work due to a 9/11-related disease or condition.
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Who Is Eligible?
In order to qualify for compensation under the Victim Compensation Fund, you must satisfy two main requirements: (1) you must have “proof of presence” in the World Trade Center “crash site area,” and (2) you must have a cancer or other medical condition that is potentially related to your exposure to the toxic dust released when the towers fell. Responders, residents, workers, students and visitors may all be eligible for a VCF award.
Learn more about who is eligible for 9/11 compensation.
Proof of Presence in the WTC Exposure Zone
Understanding the “proof of presence” requirement is critical to understanding your eligibility under the Victim Compensation Fund. Find out if you were in the “crash site area” during the time window for eligibility.
Do you have “proof of presence”? Let’s find out.
Deadlines for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Claims
You may have heard that you have two years to register your claim under the Victim Compensation Fund. While this is the general rule, there are exceptions, and it is important to understand exactly how long you have to register your claim.
Find out more about the deadline for registering your claim under the Zadroga Act.
Why You Need a Lawyer Who Specializes in Zadroga Act Claims
Do you know how much you are entitled to recover? How do you know you will receive your benefits as quickly as possible? At Turley Hansen, we have handled more than 1,600 claims under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and we have secured more than $100 million in compensation for our clients. This includes multiple million-dollar awards*.
Learn more about the benefits of hiring an experienced 9/11 lawyer for your Zadroga Act claim.
Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Fund Claims for 9/11 Victims
Turley Hansen is the only 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund law firm that also directly handles its clients’ Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation fund claims. We can strategically coordinate all of your benefit claims in order to maximize your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund award.
Use this checklist to find out if you may be eligible to file a claim under the Victim Compensation Fund.
Schedule a Free Consultation about Your Claim Today
At Turley Hansen, we focus exclusively on representing victims of September 11th. We know the Victim Compensation Fund, and we know how to help victims with cancers and other illnesses secure the benefits they deserve. For a free case review with an experienced 9/11 attorney, call (855) 982-4636, request an appointment online or start a Live Chat now.
*Specific details regarding case and settlement results are not indications of the results of future cases and settlements, nor should they be held to be guarantees or predictions regarding the result of future representation by our firm.