VCF Eligibility for Downtown Manhattan Teachers

Were You Teaching at a School or University in Lower Manhattan Between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002?

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund provides tax-free awards to individuals of Downtown Manhattan whose health was impacted by the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 Fund eligibility includes teachers and students who were at school south of Canal Street from September 11, 2001 to May 30, 2002, and who have since been diagnosed with a 9/11-related cancer, breathing disorders, or digestive problems. 

Our Zadroga Act lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP have represented many teachers who did not even know that they had 9/11 Fund eligibility for VCF cancer payouts or 9/11 compensation of any kind.

Coverage & Eligibility

 Downtown Manhattan Schools and Universities Covered Through the Victim Compensation Fund include:

  • P.S. 001 Alfred E. Smith 
  • P.S. M004
  • P.S. 89 Liberty 
  • P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis 
  • P.S. 150 TriBeCa Learning Center 
  • P.S. 234 Independence School 
  • P.S./I.S. 276 Battery Park City School 
  • P.S. 397 Spruce Street School 
  • I.S. 289 Hudson River Middle School 
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College – BMCC 
  • Church Street School for Music and Art 
  • German School Manhattan 
  • High School of Economics & Finance 
  • Leadership & Public Service High School 
  • Leman Manhattan Preparatory School 
  • Montessori School Manhattan 
  • New York Law School 
  • PACE High School 
  • Pace University 
  • School for Young Performers 
  • Stuyvesant High School 
  • TribeCa Community School

Hansen & Rosasco, LLP Represents Teachers Impacted by 9/11

Were you a teacher who conducted class at any of the schools listed above between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002? If so, contact us today. When we start filing your claim with the VCF, you will need to acquire documents to prove your presence in the NYC “Exposure Zone” during this time period. See our Proof of Presence page here for more information. Our team of experienced 9/11 Zadroga Act lawyers will help you gather and prepare all the necessary affidavits and other documents for a successful VCF claim and WTCHP application.

Compensation for Teachers of Lower Manhattan

If you were a teacher or professor on or after 9/11, or have a family member who was, and have become ill due to exposure to asbestos and other dust and toxins that was in the air, please call our 9/11 Zadroga Act lawyers at 800-887-7299 or fill out a contact form here to get your FREE claim review.

We will file your VCF claim and make sure you receive maximum 9/11 compensation for the effects that the attacks have had on your health and life.


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I would like to say thank you for the superior customer service that I received from the minute I sat down for my consultation regarding my 911 Victim Compensation Fund case I initially met with the Mr. Hansen who is awesome. I was also lucky to met Mr. Rosasco. They treated me like family and placed me in the good hands of Ms. Sidrah Syed,Esq. Ms. Syed is extremely dedicated , knowledgeable and kept me updated through each step of the process. I am extremely please on how my case handled and very lucky to have her working on my behalf. God Bless you and your law firm for all that you have done for 911 Survivors.” -Jeff F.

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Have questions about the 9/11 VCF?

Are teachers and support staff who were employed and present in schools located in Downtown Manhattan eligible for free lifetime healthcare from the World Trade Center Health Program?

Are educators and support staff entitled to an award from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

What NYC schools where teachers and support staff were working in are eligible for lifetime 9/11 benefits?

Are Downtown teachers and support staff entitled to the same 9/11 victim compensation as the 9/11 first responders?

How many teachers and support staff members were exposed to the 9/11 dust and fumes?

How long do I have to file a claim for 9/11 health benefits or compensation?



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