2017 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Status Report

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Releases New 2017 Statistics

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The Good News! – The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has made substantial progress making decisions on the oldest claims. As of the end of 2016, almost 2,500 VCF compensation claims were awaiting a decision where the request for compensation had been made in 2015 or earlier. Since then, approximately 35% (or 875) have been decided. That is an amazing increase in the Fund’s productivity while not sacrificing quality.

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Posted under: 2017 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Status Report, 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Appeals, 9/11 WTC Group B Claims, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization

9/11 Lawyer Troy Rosasco to Lecture on WTC Victim Compensation Fund Claims

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Turley Hansen founding partner and 9/11 lawyer Troy Rosasco will be giving an updated 9/11 VCF lecture for Lawline  in NYC on April 10, 2017. Mr. Rosasco previously lectured  for Lawline on the original James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010.  The new lecture will focus on the James Zadroga Reauthorization Act of 2015 […]

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Posted under: 2017 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Status Report, 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, 9/11 NYPD, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Appeals, 9/11 Volunteers, 9/11 WTC Zadroga Act New Regulations, FDNY WTC Health Program, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, WTC Victim Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Turley Hansen Obtains $2.98 Million 9/11 Fund “Group B Claim” Award – Largest “Group B” Award to Date

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The 2017 9/11 Status Report indicates that the highest 9/11 Award amount for “Group B” claims through 12/31/2016 was $2,980,984.94. Of the 2,424 “Group B” compensation determinations made, Turley Hansen can confirm that this award was made to one of our very ill and deserving 9/11 clients. (see page 13 of the 2017 VCF Status Report).

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Posted under: 2017 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Status Report, 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, 9/11 VCF New Claim Form, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Appeals, 9/11 WTC Group B Claims, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, VCF Group B Claims, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: How to File a Claim Now?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

most important thing to do if you were diagnosed with a 9/11 covered condition today would be to “register” your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. “Registration” is different from “filing” a 9/11 VCF claim. You can register your 9/11 claim without actually filing your claim. This will protect you from missing important filing deadlines.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Bladder Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, cervical cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, NYPD, Pancreatic Cancer, Proof of Presence, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Skin Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program

New 9/11 Zadroga Reauthorization Act WTC Compensation Fund Regulations Available from Turley Hansen

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The new WTC Compensation Fund Regulations put the “meat on the bones” of the new 9/11 Zadroga Reauthorization law and tell claimants and their lawyers how to file claims and what to expect in terms of financial awards in the future.

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Posted under: 9/11 and Kidney Disease, 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, 9/11 WTC Zadroga Act New Regulations, Lung Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Families Over $1 Billion in Last 5 Years

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, LLP has obtained over $60 million dollars from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for their clients over the last 5 years, and continues to file new claims with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Lawyer Representation, The Victims' Compensation Fund, VCF Group A Claims, VCF Group B Claims, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization – You Won the Long, Good Fight for the Medical Benefits You Deserve!

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

So many people were involved in this amazing grass-roots effort to help hero 9/11 first responders that it is impossible to single out only a few. And even if one could single out the most important players in getting the Zadroga Act through Congress, they are the types that would prefer to remain anonymous, humble carriers of this great cause.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Volunteers, First Responders, How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, NYPD, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization

Details of New 9/11 Zadroga Act Extension Law: What You Need to Know

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

For a full copy of the Zadroga 9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization bill released by the House last night, click this link: Zadroga Reauthorization Act 2015 Final Highlighted.

Remember , the Act must still be voted on and approved by Congress and sent to the President for his signature. We will keep you informed of further details.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, FDNY, First Responders, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Uncategorized, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered an eligible "Survivor" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga Act Extension, Zadroga Extension Bill

New House Speaker Paul Ryan Needs to Lead on Zadroga 9/11 Extension Bill

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Our new House Speaker Paul Ryan has the power persuade his House leadership to do the right thing on the 9/11 Zadroga Act extension. The rank and file are already on board. He must reject newly introduced anti-majoritarian bills on this moral issue.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Prostate Cancer, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility, Zadroga Act Extension

Pope Francis Prays for Victims and Responders at 9/11 Memorial in NYC

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

“So here he [the Pope] comes now to Ground Zero and I’m sure he will once again strongly, strongly condemn those who somehow feel it is their mission, it is somehow part of their perverse ideology to destroy us.”

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Volunteers, Brain Cancer, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, Prostate Cancer, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility