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Category: 9/11 Victim Compensation

Timeline and Process for Filing VCF Claims with Our 9/11 Lawyers

July 30, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

On average, the timeline to process your VCF claim is two years from the date your VCF claim is “fully submitted” to the date you receive your award payout. We will process your claim as soon as possible so that you and/or your family receive your award as soon as possible.  The 9/11 Fund will also “expedite” a claim and make a decision and issue an award payment in two-to-three months for cases that involve: “…terminal illness, or where significant, imminent financial hardship, such as foreclosure or homelessness, exists and is documented.” Expedited claim status must be officially requested by… READ ARTICLE

President Trump Approves Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Extension to 2092

July 29, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

This is a significant but sad day for the entire 9/11 community. President Donald Trump just signed the permanent extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The new Zadroga Act has been renamed the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11 Victim Compensation Act”. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will provide awards and payouts for first responders and Downtown Manhattan residents, workers, and students with cancer and other illnesses until 2092.  As experienced attorneys who have been representing the 9/11 community since 2001, we are grateful to all those… READ ARTICLE

Bill to Authorize 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Until 2090 Passes in Senate

July 23, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

              Many individuals and families have been waiting for this day for many years. On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – the Senate gathered to vote on a bill to extend the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to the year 2090. As first responders and families who lost loved ones to 9/11 illnesses gathered in the courtroom, we all waited patiently for the vote to come to an end – hoping it would prevent these individuals from sitting in these seats ever again. With opposition from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), followed by two heartfelt, passionate and… READ ARTICLE

The Year of the WTC Survivor

April 25, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

When a WTC-related death among fellow FDNY firefighters follows another death in quick succession, the sense of loss is all the more devastating. For those who were stricken with a terminal illness related to the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks during and after September 11, 2001, this sense of loss was magnified three-fold earlier this month. Sadly, as reported by Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News, three FDNY firefighters who had been afflicted with cancer or illness due to their service at Ground Zero all passed away within the 48-hour period between April 2 and April 4: Lieutenant Timothy… READ ARTICLE

New Reduced Award Letters Issued by 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for First Responders and 9/11 Victims at Ground Zero

April 8, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

The 9/11 award determinations that have been cut by 50% due to “insufficient funding,” as announced by Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on February 15, 2019, are now being received by our angry and disappointed clients.  One of our hero clients, a 9/11 first responder with prostate cancer (14,800), received an award notice last week on March 12, 2019. The office of Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP had fully submitted his claim over one year ago, and we were simply awaiting his award letter. His award was cut by $100,000. Had he received his award on or before February 25, 2019,… READ ARTICLE