9/11 Victim Blog

How Do I Appeal the Decision on My Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

When to appeal a VCF award can be complicated. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund provides vital compensation to victims (first responders, residents, downtown workers, and students) of the 9/11 attacks—both those who suffered immediate injuries at the 9/11 scene and those who were exposed to hazardous chemicals during the weeks or months after 9/11 […]

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September 11 and Childhood Cancers

By Troy Rosasco

Childhood cancers caused by 9/11 are among the most tragic. IN 2001, there were 29 public schools — elementary, intermediate, and high schools — located in the 9/11 Disaster Area. These students, and even preschool-aged children who lived with their families in the Disaster Area, are among the youngest of the 9/11 victims: Those who […]

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September 11th and Lung Cancer – Malignant Neoplasm of Bronchus and Lung

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 dust caused lung cancer in countless first responders, downtown workers, residents, and other people exposed in lower Manhattan on 9/11 and during the many months after. Lung and other cancers in the 9/11 exposed population are linked to the exposure to many carcinogenic agents near the WTC, including arsenic, asbestos, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, […]

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When Can I Expedite or Accelerate My 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Award Payout?

By Troy Rosasco

From start to finish, it can take anywhere from 18-30 months to process the typical 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Claim. But what if you can’t wait 18 – 30 months to get your compensation award? Depending on the severity of your medical condition and/or financial hardship, we may be able to expedite your 9/11 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Appeals
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Out-of-State Responders

By Troy Rosasco

VCF Awards and Medical Care for Out-of-State Responders On September 11, 2001, right after the World Trade Center towers were hit and collapsed, thousands of local NYC men and women first responders rushed to the scene to help. Within just hours, many individuals and groups of out-of-state responders and volunteers quickly made their way to […]

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Downtown Manhattan Workers

9/11 Benefits for Wall Street and Other Financial Workers in Downtown Manhattan

By Troy Rosasco

If you worked in the NYC “Exposure Zone” (most of lower Manhattan) during or after 9/11, you are likely eligible to receive FREE 9/11-related lifetime healthcare, and a lifetime of medical monitoring plus tax-free financial compensation. Workers who were in downtown New York City any time from 9/11 to May 30, 2002 and who got […]

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September 11 Cleanup Workers’ Cancer Claims

By Troy Rosasco

After September 11, 2001, more than 91,000 rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers worked at the Ground Zero Crash Site Area in the days, weeks, and months following the attacks helping New York recover. They cleaned up debris, hauled away the trash, and wiped down dust-covered surfaces across town. They did so to help the City […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
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9/11 Volunteers Who Have Fallen Ill

By Troy Rosasco

Seeking Compensation and Care for 9/11 Volunteers The attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, led to a massive nationwide response, with volunteers pouring into the area to deliver much-needed aid and assistance at Ground Zero. Volunteers included: 39,000 Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers. Firefighters, including 375 volunteer fire departments and over 3,000 volunteer […]

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