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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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How Do I Appeal the Decision on My Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

When to appeal a VCF award can be complicated. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund provides vital compensation to victims (first responders, residents, downtown workers, and students) of the 9/11 attacks—both those who suffered immediate injuries at the 9/11 scene and those who were exposed to hazardous chemicals during the weeks or months after 9/11 […]

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9/11-Caused Ovarian Cancer and Invasive Cervical and Other Female Cancers 

By Troy Rosasco

The dust from 9/11 is the cause of ovarian cancer in first responders as well as the downtown residents, workers, and students, who are often eligible for lifetime coverage and treatment through the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and an award of compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The dust and […]

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September 11 and Childhood Cancers

By Troy Rosasco

Childhood cancers caused by 9/11 are among the most tragic. IN 2001, there were 29 public schools — elementary, intermediate, and high schools — located in the 9/11 Disaster Area. These students, and even preschool-aged children who lived with their families in the Disaster Area, are among the youngest of the 9/11 victims: Those who […]

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September 11th and Lung Cancer – Malignant Neoplasm of Bronchus and Lung

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 dust caused lung cancer in countless first responders, downtown workers, residents, and other people exposed in lower Manhattan on 9/11 and during the many months after. Lung and other cancers in the 9/11 exposed population are linked to the exposure to many carcinogenic agents near the WTC, including arsenic, asbestos, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, […]

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Registering Your Claim With the VCF, Meeting Deadlines, and More

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has at least two different important deadlines: The first deadline is two years to register a claim with the VCF, and a second much farther off deadline (the year 2090) for when the claim must be completed and filed. Importantly, registration of a claim is not the same […]

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Out-of-State Responders

By Troy Rosasco

VCF Awards and Medical Care for Out-of-State Responders On September 11, 2001, right after the World Trade Center towers were hit and collapsed, thousands of local NYC men and women first responders rushed to the scene to help. Within just hours, many individuals and groups of out-of-state responders and volunteers quickly made their way to […]

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9/11 Volunteers Who Have Fallen Ill

By Troy Rosasco

Seeking Compensation and Care for 9/11 Volunteers The attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, led to a massive nationwide response, with volunteers pouring into the area to deliver much-needed aid and assistance at Ground Zero. Volunteers included: 39,000 Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers. Firefighters, including 375 volunteer fire departments and over 3,000 volunteer […]

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What Happens If a Victim Passes Away After Filing a VCF Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

A tragic trend that is becoming more and more common is that a 9/11responder or survivor (an area resident, worker, or student) dies before their September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is decided. At this point, the family of the 9/11 victim needs answers to many questions: Does the 9/11 VCF claim continue? Is the […]

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