9/11 Victim Compensation

9/11 Fast Facts

By Troy Rosasco

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, shocked the nation and left many people seriously injured, both as a result of their presence at the Twin Towers and due to their involvement in rescue or cleanup efforts following the attacks themselves. Twenty years later, the nation continues to remember the attacks and those victims. According […]

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20 Years After 9/11, Local Unions Continue to Provide Assistance

By Troy Rosasco

In the hours, days, and weeks following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the memberships of dozens of union organizations in New York State and around the nation came forward to provide whatever assistance they could, including a lot of the clean-up efforts at […]

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Lawmakers Seek to Address WTC Health Program Funding Shortfalls

Lawmakers Seek to Address WTC Health Program Funding Shortfalls

By Troy Rosasco

Recently, it was announced that four lawmakers had introduced an act intended to address the funding shortfalls currently being experienced by the WTC Health Program. The 9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act was introduced to the House by Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and Andrew Garbarino, as well as to the Senate […]

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VCF Lawyers Nationwide

Why‌ ‌Does‌ ‌the‌ ‌VCF‌ ‌Not‌ ‌Allow‌ ‌Amendments‌ ‌on‌ ‌Claims‌ ‌of‌ ‌Deceased?‌

By Troy Rosasco

Overview of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Deceased Claims Sadly, many 9/11-health conditions cause the deaths of the individuals who suffer from them. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permits a “personal representative” of a victim who has died to apply for VCF benefits to be paid to the victim’s estate and distributed according to the […]

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911 Lawyers

I Amended My September 11 Compensation Claim for an Additional Payout due to a new 9/11 medical condition. When Will a Decision Be Made?

By Troy Rosasco

As of August 2021, the best estimate of time it takes for a new amended Victim Compensation Fund award decision is generally 12 -18 months. However, it can be shorter or longer depending on individual case circumstances. When your doctor or the WTC Health Program discovers a new 9/11-related medical condition, you must first get […]

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9/11 Benefits Attorneys

Is the Private Physician Process Available Only to Deceased Individuals?

By Troy Rosasco

For most individuals who got sick with a 9/11 cancer or other condition because of exposure to the toxins released by the September 11th terrorist attack sites, obtaining medical treatment and monitoring through the WTC Health Program for their eligible condition is directly related to  seeking compensation through the other federally funded 9/11 benefit program, […]

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Amending Your Application After Your VCF Award

Amending Your Application After Your VCF Award

By Troy Rosasco

If I am certified for a new condition by the WTC Health Program after my award was issued, or if I have a new loss, can I amend my application? Yes. And you should! According to the VCF, you can file an amendment to your claim that adds a new condition or a new loss […]

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