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 […]Read More
9/11 Victim Compensation
Are Payments From Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, or a disability pension Deducted From My 9/11 Compensation Award?
Many individuals who obtain compensation from the VCF, or health benefits from the WTC Health Program for medical conditions caused by exposure to the toxins present at the 9/11 terrorist attack sites, including Downton Manhattan and, at the Pentagon, also receive benefits from other disability programs such as Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, short- or […]Read More
The Private Physician Process and How It Affects Individuals Who Died of an Ineligible 9/11 Condition
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) compensates survivors of deceased persons who suffered from 9/11-related health conditions, and who have since died of those same conditions. The VCF also pays claims pays compensation to individuals who suffer from adverse health conditions resulting from their presence at a 9/11 exposure site, or from working in the […]Read More
Do I Need to Submit Them With My Claim? Yes, the VCF will receive certain copies of your 9/11 related medical records from the WTC Health Program . When you sign the “VCF form Exhibit A” you give the WTC Health Program the permission to share medical information with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Specifically, […]Read More
July 29, 2021, is a major deadline for obtaining compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Read on for information about what the deadline means, who it affects, what to do if it affects you, and what happens if you register with VCF after the date passes. What Is VCF? The September 11th […]Read More
9/11 VCF Deadline – What If I Already Submitted a Claim, but the VCF Denied It Because My Registration Was Found Untimely?
The VCF, or September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, helps provide vitally-needed compensation to individuals who suffered serious injuries or faced serious diagnoses because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Many first responders and the downtown workers and residents have gotten sick over the past two decades, and many sadly passed away from a 9/11 breathing problem […]Read More
Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives on 9/11 during the worst terrorist attack in recorded history. Since then, several thousand people have died because of 9/11-related illnesses and cancers, including residents who lived in the area in the months that followed the attacks. Many downtown residents never connect their breathing the 9/11 dust and fumes […]Read More
It has been nearly 20 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Since that fatal day, over a hundred thousand volunteers, responders, and survivors have found themselves diagnosed with a variety of long-term chronic illnesses, cancers, and respiratory conditions. To help these individuals, Congress opened the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This fund is […]Read More
Health Benefits for 9/11 Survivors During the Coronavirus Crisis The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program fully recognizes the danger that the COVID-19 poses to 9/11 first responders and survivors – the Downtown NYC workers, residents, and students, among others. In spite of the difficulties brought on by COVID-19, the WTC Health Program continues its […]Read More
If you lost a loved one due to a 9/11-related illness, cancer, or chronic disabling breathing condition, you now have more time to file a death claim with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The Victim Compensation Fund recently extended the deadline for grieving families to collect the compensation they deserve. Even if the VCF denied […]Read More