9/11 Victim Blog

Category: Lawyer Representation

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Streamlines Claim Process to Further Reduce Delays

August 6, 2015

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

The 9/11 VCF attorneys at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco ask that all those affected by 9/11 across the country to support the effort to Extend the 9/11 James Zadroga Act so that all future 9/11 related cancer victims can obtain medical care and be fully compensated for their economic loss.

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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill To Re-open Registration For 9/11 Disability Pension And Workers’ Compensation Claims

December 6, 2013

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 WTC Pensions

Those who participated in the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero between September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2002, are now eligible to preserve their right to file future workers’ compensation claims and ¾ disability pensions should they become sick with a qualifying 9/11 related condition. Claimants must submit a WTC-12 Registration of Participation form no later than the deadline date of September 11, 2014.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Releases 2nd Annual Status Report

November 27, 2013

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on First Responders

VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum recently published an annual report on the overall performance of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund over the past year. The report included a summary of key second year activities as well as the status of filed claims statistics and administrative costs.Over the past year, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund had made much progress by partnering with advocates and and elected officials in reaching out to the 9/11 community about the October 3, 2013 registration deadline.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Update: Employees Of New York City Agencies May Find It Easier To Prove Their Presence At Ground Zero

August 21, 2013

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on First Responders

This new partnership with NYCERS is good news as Claimants working for these New York City agencies may have been finding it difficult to obtain proof documentation. The general rule is that the VCF requires Claimants to provide two forms of proof. Such proof may include employment records, contemporaneous medical records and witness affidavits. However, if you were an employee of a New York City agency, a member of NYCERS AND filed a WTC-12 Notice of Participation form, you will NOT need to provide the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund with any further documents unless it is requested after the review of your claim.