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9/11 Compensation Amendments and Appeals: How Do I Know Which One Applies to My Claim?

April 28, 2017

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It is not uncommon for 9/11 compensation claimants to learn new information or obtain additional documentation about their health condition after they file their initial claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Sadly, it is also not uncommon for 9/11 compensation claims to be denied or an award issued for a substantially smaller amount than it should be. Fortunately, VCF rules allow for claims to be amended and for adverse decisions to be appealed. But 9/11 claim amendments and appeals can be complicated. Having World Trade Center lawyers on your side who understand how to properly amend or appeal […]

Seeking 9/11 Cancer Compensation? Important Things to Know About the New VCF Claim Form and Document Checklist

April 21, 2017

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If you are seeking 9/11 cancer compensation or want to register a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) for any other 9/11-related condition, getting started on your claim can be confusing. The VCF used to have several different claim forms that varied depending on the nature of the claim or the injury for which compensation was being sought. In an effort to simplify the process, the VCF developed a new claim form that combines all of the previous forms and that all claimants now need to complete. The new 16-page claim form was released on August 1, 2016. In […]

What is the Deadline for Registering a Claim for 9/11 Victim Compensation? Am I Out of Luck If I Missed the October 2013 Deadline?

April 14, 2017

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The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was established to provide relief and resources for those who have suffered because of a 9/11-related illness or injury. But that suffering can be compounded if 9/11 victims miss important registration and claim filing deadlines. If you fail to register your 9/11 compensation claim before the deadline that applies to your claim, you could lose any compensation to which you may have otherwise been entitled. There are multiple deadlines which apply to claims for compensation from the VCF, and knowing which deadline applies to your particular illness or circumstances can be confusing. The […]

What Happens After I Submit My Claim for 9/11 Victim Compensation and When Will a Decision Be Made On My Claim?

April 7, 2017

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Since its establishment, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has received and processed thousands of claims. Given the large volume of VCF claims and the detailed review and analysis involved in processing and approving them, it can often take a long time before any compensation (or denial) gets in the hands of a 9/11 victim, first responder, or recovery worker. After you submit your claim, reviewers will begin the process of evaluating your application, including all supporting documents. If your application is missing required information or documentation, the VCF will ask you to provide it before they will proceed with […]

What Head and Neck Cancers are Covered by the Victim Compensation Fund and the WTC Health Program?

March 14, 2017

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The dust, fumes, and debris inhaled at and around Ground Zero are responsible for the development of a wide range of cancers in 9/11 survivors and responders. This includes numerous forms of head and neck cancers (including oral cavity, throat, voice box, sinuses, nasal cavity and salivary gland cancers). Many if not most such cancers are covered by both the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) as well as the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). The 9/11 cancer compensation lawyers at Turley Hansen & Partners help those suffering from 9/11-related head and neck cancers get the compensation and treatment they need […]

What is the Deadline for Filing a Claim Under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund?

March 9, 2017

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The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) can be a vital lifeline for those who have suffered losses because of a 9/11-related illness or injury. But that lifeline can be lost forever if critical filing deadlines are missed. There are multiple deadlines which apply to claims for compensation from the VCF, and knowing which deadline applies to your particular circumstances can be complicated. The experienced WTC lawyers at Turley Hansen & Partners help individuals and families with their VCF claims, including registering those claims in a timely manner. General VCF Deadlines: Two-Years from Determination That Illness Was 9/11-Related Generally, a […]

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