9/11 Victim Compensation

How to Prove You Were in Lower Manhattan on or After 9/11

By Troy Rosasco

This post will discuss, “How to Prove You Were in Lower Manhattan on or After 9/11.” Individuals who lived worked, or attended school in Lower Manhattan or assisted in the Ground Zero rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts as first responders or volunteers, exposed themselves to toxic dust from the collapsed World Trade Center towers. More […]

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Compensation Available for Families of Deceased 9/11 Victims

By Troy Rosasco

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, thousands of first responders and volunteers worked tirelessly on the rescue, recovery, and cleanup operations at Ground Zero in New York City, and tens of thousands of individuals lived, worked, or attended school in the […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, Illnesses Covered
Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

By Troy Rosasco

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell – Dan Hansen and Troy Rosasco met with 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on a conference call last week as she graciously said goodbye to the 9/11 attorneys she has worked with for almost last six years. Ms. Bhattacharyya shared the following thoughts about the 9/11 lawyers […]

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​Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia

Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia: Now What?

By Troy Rosasco

Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia: Now What? Recently, researchers from New York teamed up with scientists from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to conduct a study to determine if first responders who were present in the Lower Manhattan exposure area on 9/11 or in the months that followed had a higher risk of developing genetic mutations that can […]

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(/11 Memorial Reflecting Pool - New York City

9/11 VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya is leaving

By Richard Bernich

9/11 VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya will be leaving her position with the US Attorney General’s office at the end of April 2022, after 27 years in federal government service, and nearly six years as the VCF Special Master. She will join Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. As many are […]

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Victim Impact Statements: How Can You Maximize Your Claim?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) doesn’t only provide compensation for wage loss suffered by those who incurred a 9/11-related illness as a result of their exposure to the toxins at the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack sites. It also provides compensation for the severity of a 9/11 illness and the  impact that the […]

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The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Explained

By Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Explained: “Less than 24 hours from now, I will start my 69th round of chemotherapy,” said retired NYPD bomb squad Detective and 9/11 responder Luis Alvarez, at a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing in 2019. “I should not be here with you, but you made me come. You made me come […]

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911 Survivor Compensation Fund

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Helps More Than First Responders

By Hansen & Rosasco

Many people know a federal program compensates 9/11 first responders who suffered serious medical conditions due to toxic exposure they incurred at one of the September 11 terror attack sites. What many people do not know is 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Helps More Than First Responders. They may not know that the federally funded September […]

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Trial Lawyers Care Program

From the Earliest Days After 9/11, Trial Lawyers Cared

By Hansen & Rosasco

Lawyers and members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) formed the Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) program. It assembled a massive volunteer effort to support the survivors and family members of victims of the attack and protect the civil court system from becoming another casualty of the attack. On September 11, 2001, even before the […]

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility

By Hansen & Rosasco

What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund? Congress originally established the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in 2001 to bring quick financial relief to those the terror attacks hurt. The original 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) closed in 2004, but Congress reopened the program with new eligibility guidelines through the 2011 James Zadroga 9/11 Health […]

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