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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Television Documentaries Explore 9/11’s 20th Anniversary

By Troy Rosasco

Twenty years have passed since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and once again, as the anniversary approaches, America remembers. With the 20th anniversary here, Thirteen seeks to acknowledge the devastating attacks and the losses faced by the American population with a message of hope and healing. It seeks to remember the heroes who lost their […]

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Are VCF Awards Tax Free?

Are VCF Awards Tax Free?

By Troy Rosasco

Awards from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) are often substantial, with many people’s expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering damages ranging well over a million dollars. One of the questions we hear most often from our clients when they obtain a VCF award is: “Do I have to pay taxes on this?” […]

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9/11 Cancer Lawyers

What to Look For in a 9/11 Lawyer

By Troy Rosasco

If you faced a serious diagnosis due to your involvement at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, or if you ended up with a serious diagnosis because you lived, worked, or went to school in Lower Manhattan in the months following September 2001, you may need to file for compensation through the VCF. […]

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How Does The 2015 Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act Affect You?

By Hansen & Rosasco

After a hard-fought battle, the 9/11 Zadroga Act was reauthorized in 2015. The 9/11 attorneys at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, LLP actively and proudly assisted the “Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act” in passing this important piece of legislation that provides benefits, treatment, and compensation to the thousands of individuals and families […]

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Seeking 9/11 Cancer Compensation? Important Things to Know About the New VCF Claim Form and Document Checklist

By Hansen & Rosasco

If you are seeking 9/11 cancer compensation or want to register a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) for any other 9/11-related condition, getting started on your claim can be confusing. The VCF used to have several different claim forms that varied depending on the nature of the claim or the injury for which […]

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How are VCF Award Amounts Determined?

By 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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How Long will the VCF be open for new claims?

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

By 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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What is the difference between the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim -Compensation Fund?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (as reauthorized in 2015) created to programs: (1) The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), and (2) The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). These two programs are closely related, but are separately administered and each has its own registration requirements. For example, registration and […]

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