The Victims' Compensation Fund

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Registering with the VCF: What It Means, Why It’s Done, and More

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation to individuals who suffer from physical injuries or illnesses due to working as 9/11 responders or having lived, worked, or attended school or daycare in the area near Ground Zero in Manhattan and shortly after the attacks. It also compensates family members for the wrongful death […]

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9/11 Benefits Lawyer

Does the VCF Receive My Medical Records from WTCHP – World Trade Center Health Program?

By Troy Rosasco

Did The VCF Receive Your Medical Records A very common question asked is “Does the VCF Receive My Medical Records from WTCHP?” The most common way for an individual who has suffered a 9/11-related illness to satisfy the eligibility requirements to seek compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is by first applying […]

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Overview of 9/11 Uterine Cancer Claims

By Dan Hansen

The WTC Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund are close to adding uterine cancer (including endometrial cancer) as a 9/11 presumed condition. If you were present in the WTC area any time on 9/11 or though mid-2002, the law will presume that 9/11 caused uterine cancer and cover you for lifetime healthcare and […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program
Role of the 9/11 Fund Special Master

What Is the Role of the 9/11 Fund Special Master?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Anyone familiar with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has likely heard mention of the  9/11 Fund’s Special Master. But fewer understand the role of the Special Master. In this blog, we explore the function served by the VCF Special Master in administering the VCF and supporting the individuals and families who receive benefits […]

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9/11 Injuries

What 9/11 Injuries Can a Lawyer Help Me to Cover?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Many people know that federal benefits programs exist for the responders and survivors of the terror attacks on 9/11, who are now suffering from illnesses caused by their exposure to the toxic dust at the attack sites. Less well-known, however, is that these programs also provide benefits for people who suffered physical injuries as a […]

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Payouts

By Hansen & Rosasco

In August 2021, administrators of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued a Special Report coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks. They reported that the Fund had given awards to over 40,000 people 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Payouts totaling more than $8.95 billion, in the ten years since Congress had reauthorized […]

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Trial Lawyers Care Program

From the Earliest Days After 9/11, Trial Lawyers Cared

By Hansen & Rosasco

Lawyers and members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) formed the Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) program. It assembled a massive volunteer effort to support the survivors and family members of victims of the attack and protect the civil court system from becoming another casualty of the attack. On September 11, 2001, even before the […]

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility

By Hansen & Rosasco

What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund? Congress originally established the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in 2001 to bring quick financial relief to those the terror attacks hurt. The original 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) closed in 2004, but Congress reopened the program with new eligibility guidelines through the 2011 James Zadroga 9/11 Health […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program
9/11-Affected Public Safety Officers

Additional Benefits Available to 9/11-Affected Public Safety Officers

By Troy Rosasco

What is the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program? The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program (PSOB) is a unique collaboration between the U.S. Department of Justice and federal, state, local, and tribal public safety agencies as well as national organizations. It provides compensation and other benefits to public safety personnel that became disabled in the line […]

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Health Effects from Exposure to 9/11 Dust

Health Effects From Exposure To 9/11 Dust

By Troy Rosasco

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA, on September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, many more survivors and first responders died in the two decades since 9/11, and others are just now contracting serious, life-altering medical conditions from the toxic exposure. Below learn about the […]

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