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September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Open for “Eligibility” Determinations

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Now, a claimant can file online to see if they are “eligible” for possible compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Actual VCF “compensation claim” forms will still not be available until the end of November. Click here for a downloadable PDF Instruction Sheet for filing 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims.

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Posted under: FAQs, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Opens October 3rd for Registration Only

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The new Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund officially opened for business today. In a surprise move, VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum has establissed a three step “phased in” application process starting today. Attorneys (or claimants without representation) can immediately “register” for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund here. A new “Eligibility Form” will be released to the public on or about 10/28/2011. On or about November 28, 2011, the Special Master will finally release the actual “Compensation Claim Form”. Eligible claimants will be able to see a new “Document Checklist” so they or their representatives can start assembling all necessary documents to perfect the claim.

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Posted under: Lawyer Representation, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility