Our VCF lawyers were present in the Exposure Zone like you, and take great pride in serving the 9/11 community
You’ve already been through a traumatic medical ordeal and we don’t want you to have to endure a bureaucratic one.”
You may be eligible for the Victim Compensation Fund if...
If you lived, worked or were present, SOUTH OF HOUSTON STREET. YOU DID NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT ON 9/11 TO QUALIFY FOR COMPENSATION.
MOST INDIVIDUALS MAY QUALIFY, INCLUDING FIRST RESPONDER, RESIDENTS, OFFICE WORKERS,STUDENTS AND OTHERS.
There are exceptions to many of the stated policies. The experienced 9/11 lawyers at our firm can explain the specific rules for eligibility.
Call now to see if you may qualify Almost 100 certified cancers and other conditions qualify for compensation.
- Prostate Cancer
- Breast Cancer
Over 69 certified cancers & conditions qualify for compensation
The WTCHP has certified over 69 types of cancer, 12 lung-related diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and related illness for a tax-free cash award.
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Thousands of individuals have already been awarded compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and free lifetime medical care from the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).
The WTC VCF lawyers at Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP have helped more than 1,200 members of the 9/11 community recover $300 Million from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Congress recently extended the VCF claim deadline, however there is a limited time to apply and strict filing requirements still apply.
Frequently asked questions about the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
The 9/11 attorneys at Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP have decades of experience navigating complex Victim Compensation Fund claims. Questions? We can help.
The Zadroga Act is a law that provides medical and financial assistance to responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It was named after James Zadroga, a New York City police officer who died from a respiratory disease linked to his work at Ground Zero. The act established the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to compensate individuals and families affected by the attacks.
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The attorney fee for a 9/11 compensation fund claim is limited to 10% of the awarded compensation. Any additional expenses must be approved by the Special Master who administers the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
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The VCF strives to make initial compensation decisions within 12-24 months of receiving a completed claim. The time it takes to receive compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) can vary depending on various factors, such as the complexity of your case, completeness of your documentation, timeliness of any responses, and the volume of claims being processed.
Some claims may take longer to process due to various factors, such as missing information or the need for additional documentation. Once the VCF issues its decision on the claim, it may take up to three months to receive payment from the Department of Justice and the Treasury Department. In limited situations, the VCF may expedite a claim for compensation.
If you were present at an "Exposure Zone" at any point on September 11, 2001 (or in the eight months that followed) you may qualify for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The CDC estimates over 400,000 people are eligible to apply, including first responders, volunteers, workers, office staff, and any individual who lived, worked, or attended school in the affected areas of Lower Manhattan.
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