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VCF Fund Money

How Much Money Did Each Victim Receive Through the VCF Fund?

By Troy Rosasco

For the past ten years, one of the main sources of compensation for individuals who suffered a medical condition because of their exposure to the toxic dust at the 9/11 terror attack sites has been the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This fund has awarded billions of dollars to claimants in the two decades […]

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WTC health Program Registry

What Is the WTC Health Registry

By Troy Rosasco

How Is It Different From the WTC Health Program? In the two decades since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, researchers have sought answers to questions about the long-term health impacts of exposure to toxic materials at the attack sites. At the same time, the federal government […]

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WTC 911 Statistics

An Overview of September 11th Statistics

By Troy Rosasco

Thousands of people died on September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of thousands more suffered physical and emotional harm as a result of the disaster. There has never been a deadlier attack in U.S. history, and the federal […]

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JASTA Claim and VCF Claim

If I Participate in a JASTA Lawsuit, Can I Still File a VCF Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

In 2016, Congress passed a law making it easier for victims of the September 11th  terrorist attacks to sue state sponsors of terrorism for damages. But that law, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), prompted many 9/11 victims and families of those who died to ask: If you participate in a […]

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911 Breast Cancer Claim Stats

Did 9/11 Cause My Malignant Neoplasm of the Male Breast?

By Troy Rosasco

If You Were in the Exposure Zone After the Terrorist Attacks, the Answer May Surprise You On September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, resulted in a tragic loss of life. Hundreds of thousands of more people—particularly those who were near the World Trade Center in New […]

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How to Add an Attorney on Your Claim

By Troy Rosasco

It is fairly common to add an attorney to your September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claim after you may have taken the simple first step of registration. Perhaps you started to file your claim on your own, only to discover that having an attorney on your side would make it much easier to navigate […]

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VCF Policies and Procedures Updates

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation to individuals (or survivors of those individuals) who suffered physical harm or died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks—whether in connection with their participation in rescue and debris-removal efforts immediately after the attacks, or their presence in Lower Manhattan in the months after the fall of the […]

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How Long Does the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Take to Decide a Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund takes about two years to make an award. The VCF reports that claims submitted before October 2019 are now being decided, claims submitted between October 2019 and December 2019 are being reviewed, and all other claims are in an earlier review status. Once a 9/11 VCF claim is decided, […]

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