9/11 Victim Blog

Television Documentaries Explore 9/11’s 20th Anniversary

By Troy Rosasco

Twenty years have passed since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and once again, as the anniversary approaches, America remembers. With the 20th anniversary here, Thirteen seeks to acknowledge the devastating attacks and the losses faced by the American population with a message of hope and healing. It seeks to remember the heroes who lost their […]

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VCF Lawyers Nationwide

Why‌ ‌Does‌ ‌the‌ ‌VCF‌ ‌Not‌ ‌Allow‌ ‌Amendments‌ ‌on‌ ‌Claims‌ ‌of‌ ‌Deceased?‌

By Troy Rosasco

Overview of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Deceased Claims Sadly, many 9/11-health conditions cause the deaths of the individuals who suffer from them. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permits a “personal representative” of a victim who has died to apply for VCF benefits to be paid to the victim’s estate and distributed according to the […]

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Are VCF Awards Tax Free?

Are VCF Awards Tax Free?

By Troy Rosasco

Awards from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) are often substantial, with many people’s expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering damages ranging well over a million dollars. One of the questions we hear most often from our clients when they obtain a VCF award is: “Do I have to pay taxes on this?” […]

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911 Lawyers

I Amended My September 11 Compensation Claim for an Additional Payout due to a new 9/11 medical condition. When Will a Decision Be Made?

By Troy Rosasco

As of August 2021, the best estimate of time it takes for a new amended Victim Compensation Fund award decision is generally 12 -18 months. However, it can be shorter or longer depending on individual case circumstances. When your doctor or the WTC Health Program discovers a new 9/11-related medical condition, you must first get […]

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9/11 Benefits Attorneys

Is the Private Physician Process Available Only to Deceased Individuals?

By Troy Rosasco

For most individuals who got sick with a 9/11 cancer or other condition because of exposure to the toxins released by the September 11th terrorist attack sites, obtaining medical treatment and monitoring through the WTC Health Program for their eligible condition is directly related to  seeking compensation through the other federally funded 9/11 benefit program, […]

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9/11 Eye Cancer Attorneys

Malignant Neoplasms of Eye and Adnexa

By Troy Rosasco

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many of the victims did not immediately realize the full extent of the damages they would ultimately face, often many years later. The dust cloud that emerged following 9/11, which rose out of the wreckage of the Twin Towers, exposed an estimated 500,000 people in the surrounding […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
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How Do I Request Consideration for an Exception to the Private Physician Criteria?

By Troy Rosasco

To receive compensation through the VCF, victims of the 9/11 attacks, including responders, volunteers, and workers who may have suffered severe diagnoses due to exposure to the dust cloud after 9/11, typically must seek diagnosis and certification through the WTC Health Program before they can qualify for assistance through the VCF. The WTC Health Program […]

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Posted under: World Trade Center Health Program