9/11 Victim Blog

American Hero: FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer Dies from 9/11 Kidney Cancer

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Ray Pfeifer, a retired NYC firefighter and tireless advocate for the Zadroga Act, died Sunday evening of 9/11 kidney cancer at the age of 59. God bless his family, friends and brothers in the FDNY.

Ray was a hero until the very end. I recently saw Ray at a 9/11 fundraiser on April 15, 2017. The place was packed 300 strong with Ray’s supporters and admirers!

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Heroes, FDNY, FDNY WTC Health Program, Kidney Cancer, NYPD, Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, WTC Victim Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga Act Extension

How Do Payments From Other Sources Such As Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation Affect My VCF Compensation Claim?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The purpose of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is to provide money to individuals and families who suffer from 9/11-related injuries or health conditions. However, those same conditions can also be the basis for compensation and benefits from sources other than the VCF, such as Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, and life insurance policies. […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, FAQ

Do You Have to be a First Responder to have a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The answer in “No”. Although first responders, including firefighters, police officers and others, make up the majority of eligible claimants before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, there are other groups of individuals with 9/11 cancers who are considered “survivors” and are also eligible to make a compensation claim at the VCF. Essentially, any person who was […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 First Responders, 9/11 Survivors, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is considered an eligible "Survivor" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, World Trade Center Health Program

When Will You Receive Your 9/11 Victim Compensation Payment?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

You have been living with the challenges caused by your 9/11-related illness or injury for a long time. You have also endured the often-lengthy 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims process, working with your 9/11 lawyer to complete your claim application and assemble and submit all required documentation. Now, at long last, the VCF has […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, FAQ

How Does The 2015 Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act Affect You?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

After a hard-fought battle, the 9/11 Zadroga Act was reauthorized in 2015. The 9/11 attorneys at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, LLP actively and proudly assisted the “Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act” in passing this important piece of legislation that provides benefits, treatment, and compensation to the thousands of individuals and families […]

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Posted under: FAQ, Zadroga Act Compensation

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 Compensation Amendments and Appeals: How Do I Know Which One Applies to My Claim?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

It is not uncommon for 9/11 compensation claimants to learn new information or obtain additional documentation about their health condition after they file their initial claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Sadly, it is also not uncommon for 9/11 compensation claims to be denied or an award issued for a substantially smaller amount […]

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Posted under: FAQ

Seeking 9/11 Cancer Compensation? Important Things to Know About the New VCF Claim Form and Document Checklist

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

If you are seeking 9/11 cancer compensation or want to register a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) for any other 9/11-related condition, getting started on your claim can be confusing. The VCF used to have several different claim forms that varied depending on the nature of the claim or the injury for which […]

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Posted under: FAQ

Do You Need a Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Do you have a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim? If so, do you need a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorney? How much does a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund lawyer cost? How do I know which 9/11 lawyer to choose? These are all good questions and this video and post by Troy Rosasco, a 9/11 lawyer […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?

What is the Deadline for Registering a Claim for 9/11 Victim Compensation? Am I Out of Luck If I Missed the October 2013 Deadline?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was established to provide relief and resources for those who have suffered because of a 9/11-related illness or injury. But that suffering can be compounded if 9/11 victims miss important registration and claim filing deadlines. If you fail to register your 9/11 compensation claim before the deadline that […]

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Posted under: FAQ