9/11 Victim Compensation

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Common Misconceptions

By Troy Rosasco

MYTH: The 9/11 VCF is only for first responders. FACT: Anyone in Downtown NYC (south of Canal Street) between 9/11 and May 30, 2002 – including area workers, residents, teachers, students, volunteers, construction workers, rescue workers, and first responders – is eligible to apply to the VCF for compensation and the WTC Health Program for […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, The Victims' Compensation Fund
What Are the Lingering Health Effects of 9/11?

What Are the Lingering Health Effects of 9/11?

By Troy Rosasco

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the health impact on the first responders and the hundreds of thousands of downtown area workers, residents and others was both immediate and far-reaching, often not felt until many years later. This post explains some lingering and newly diagnosed health effects of 9/11, such as many types of […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, The Victims' Compensation Fund
How Much Money Is In the VCF?

How Much Money Is In the VCF?

By Troy Rosasco

Around 400,000 people worked, lived, and went to school in downtown NYC when the twin towers collapsed. in 2001. Recent data confirms that only about 8% (32,000) of these workers, residents, and students who were exposed to the 9/11 toxic fallout have benefitted from the twin 9/11 health and compensation programs. This leaves 368,000 downtown […]

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How Does the VCF Calculate Economic Loss?

By Troy Rosasco

Over 400,000 people who worked, lived, or went to school in lower Manhattan  inhaled toxic dust during the year after September 11th. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) compensates those exposed to the toxic dust  for all losses from 9/11-related physical conditions, including pain and suffering. This explains how the VCF calculates economic loss […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, Survivors, The Victims' Compensation Fund
How Do I Check My VCF Claim Status?

How Do I Check My VCF Claim Status?

By Troy Rosasco

Individuals who have suffered a 9/11-related cancer or other illness can seek compensation for the expenses and impacts of their illness through the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This fund offers compensation for pain and suffering plus any economic losses such as wage/income loss resulting from the claimant’s inability to work due to […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, 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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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund
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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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund
uterine cancer claim

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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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund
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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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund