FAQ

How Do I Prove I Was South of Canal Street on 9/11 – Police Officers?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

NYPD police officers can establish their “proof of presence” below Canal Street by a number of different records that may still be available. These records include: Memo Book/Activity Log (must include cover page and excerpts of relevant portions with consecutive pages) Line of Duty Injury Report (must include an injury date within the relevant time […]

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Where should I receive medical care for cancer that was caused by 9/11?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Where you receive cancer care depends on if you are a first responder, FDNY, or a survivor (e.g., lived worked, were a student or visited lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn after the 9/11 attacks). 9/11 Responders For more information about the Clinical Centers of Excellence for responders, please call 888-982-4748. The following Clinical Centers […]

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How do I prove I was South of Canal Street on 9/11?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

To be eligible for an award of compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund, you will need to prove that you were physically present in the “crash site” area (anywhere in lower Manhattan south of Canal Street) between September 11th, 2001 and May 30th, 2002. This “proof of presence” must be established by a number of […]

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How Long will the VCF be open for new claims?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 was reauthorized when signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015. The Reauthorization Act extends the VCF for five years, allowing individuals to submit their claims until December 18, 2020. It is important to note, however, that while the VCF is open to […]

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When are the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund deadlines?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The deadline to register your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund is two years from when the claimant knew or reasonably should have known that he or she suffered from a 9/11-related disease, condition, or cancer. For most individuals, the VCF calculates this deadline by considering the earliest date on which the particular disease or […]

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Do I need to hire an attorney to obtain a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund award?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

No. However, over 80% of 9/11 claimants applying for compensation from the VCF choose to be represented by an attorney. Some of the things an attorney for your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim can help you with include: Take the filing burdens off you and your family so you can concentrate on your health Obtaining […]

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How are VCF Award Amounts Determined?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Awards under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) are determined by the Fund’s Special Master, Rupa Bhattacharyya. In order to receive an award, a VCF claimant must first be found to be “eligible for compensation,” generally by submitting written proof or records showing that the claimant was present in the “crash site” area between September […]

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What is the Federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) was created to provide compensation for any individual (or family of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. […]

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