If you faced a serious diagnosis due to your involvement at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, or if you ended up with a serious diagnosis because you lived, worked, or went to school in Lower Manhattan in the months following September 2001, you may need to file for compensation through the VCF. […]Read More
9/11 Victim Blog
Can I Get Reimbursed for Medical Expenses That I Paid out-of-Pocket and Were Not Covered by the WTC Health Program or Reimbursed by My Insurance?
If you are seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts you incurred because of exposure to the toxic substances present at the terrorist attack sites on 9/11 from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), can you get reimbursed for medical expenses you paid out-of-pocket that neither the WTC Health Program nor your insurance covered? […]Read More
Are Payments From Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, or a disability pension Deducted From My 9/11 Compensation Award?
Many individuals who obtain compensation from the VCF, or health benefits from the WTC Health Program for medical conditions caused by exposure to the toxins present at the 9/11 terrorist attack sites, including Downton Manhattan and, at the Pentagon, also receive benefits from other disability programs such as Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, short- or […]Read More
Getting Your September 11 Health Condition Certified if You Live Outside the United States
Two federal programs assist individuals who were exposed to toxic dust from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA. One of these programs—the WTC Health Program—provides health care and monitoring for a list of certifiable 9/11-associated diseases, including many types of cancers and respiratory ailments. The […]Read More
If I am certified for a new condition by the WTC Health Program after my award was issued, or if I have a new loss, can I amend my application? Yes. And you should! According to the VCF, you can file an amendment to your claim that adds a new condition or a new loss […]Read More
Years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and the wreckage site in Shanksville, PA, researchers noticed a sharp increase in the number of head and neck cancers diagnosed in individuals who lived, worked, or attended school near those locations on 9/11 or during the many months afterward. This […]Read More
The Private Physician Process and How It Affects Individuals Who Died of an Ineligible 9/11 Condition
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) compensates survivors of deceased persons who suffered from 9/11-related health conditions, and who have since died of those same conditions. The VCF also pays claims pays compensation to individuals who suffer from adverse health conditions resulting from their presence at a 9/11 exposure site, or from working in the […]Read More
When should I amend my claim and when should I appeal? Sometimes, in managing your VCF claim, it becomes necessary to supply new information to the VCF to secure the compensation you deserve. Two formal processes exist for supplying information: amendment and appeal. Let’s take a look at how they work. The Difference Between Claim […]Read More
If You Were in the Exposure Zone, You May Qualify for Benefits The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in NYC, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA, resulted in the immediate deaths of thousands of people. Thousands more survived the initial attack or even rushed to the scene of the attack as the terror […]Read More
Hodgkin’s lymphoma, can be caused by 9/11 toxins. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of lymph cancer that results from a change to the DNA of a lymphocyte, a type of white blood cell. It is one of the covered blood cancers eligible for certification from the WTC Health Program. Once known as Hodgkin’s disease (named […]Read More