What is the deadline for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims?

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What you need to know about important VCF filing deadlines:

What is the deadline for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims?

There are two deadlines in the VCF claim filing process – the Registration Deadline and the Claim Filing Deadline.

Meeting both the Fund’s registration deadline and claim filing deadline are essential to recovering compensation from the Department of Justice. Missing a deadline can result in your claim being denied, so it’s important to act now.

We encourage all potential claimants to register now and have helped thousands of individuals preserve their future rights by registering with the fund. In certain situations, we may be able to argue there were “extenuating circumstances” which may allow the VCF Special Master to find your claim eligible (even if your deadline has passed).

If you have questions about the deadlines for your unique situation, don’t wait until it’s too late to qualify for your claim! Contact us today to get registered.

Call Cannata, Hendele & Cannata today at 1-888-982-8428 or complete a contact request form on our website.

VCF registration deadline

Registration is not the same as filing a claim with the VCF.

Your Registration Deadline is determined according to the claim type (personal injury, deceased claim, cancer claim, etc.), varies based on your circumstances, and is not the same for everyone.

Registering preserves your right to file a 9/11 claim, waives no legal rights, and does not require you to file a claim at any point in the future. 

The purpose of Registration is to alert the VCF that you may be a potential claimant; and ensure you meet the legal requirement of “timeliness” as required by the federal government.

You do not need to be sick or have a current diagnosis of a certified 9/11-related cancer or illness to register.

VCF claim filing deadline

In 2019, H.R.1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act” (also known as the “VCF Permanent Authorization Act”) fully funded the Victim Compensation Fund and extended the claim filing deadline until October 1, 2090.

Discuss your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim with an attorney today

The 9/11 attacks have had a profound impact on the lives of those who were injured and the families of those who lost loved ones and continue to affect the health and wellbeing of thousands of individuals every year.

You do not need to be sick or have been diagnosed or certified with 9/11-related cancer or illness to register for the VCF. However, the filing process is very complex for those with eligible claims.

Unmet eligibility requirements, missing documentation, or registration deadlines can cause your claim to be delayed or even denied.

Our WTC VCF attorneys bring deep knowledge, skill, and compassion to helping people in the 9/11 community get compensation and free, lifetime medical care for their injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions.

If you are a survivor, family member, or Personal Representative of a 9/11 victim, the VCF lawyers at Cannata, Hendele & Cannata can help.

Call 1-888-982-8428 today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Deadline Alert: Don't wait, register your VCF claim today
Over 300,000 people may still qualify for a payout from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and free health benefits from the World Trade Center Health Program. Speak with our 9/11 attorneys today to see if you qualify.
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