The Victim Compensation Fund has just released the current statistics with regards to applicants and awards from the VCF. To date, the Fund has made over 21,000 award determinations totaling over $3.6 billion dollars. The Fund has approximately anoth…
Last week we looked in-depth at a rare disease (Wegener’s) as it relates to World Trade Center dust exposure. This week we look at one of the more common diseases, breast cancer, and its association as a 9/11 Related Cancer. Breast cancer has…
The CDC has published a list of the cancers that will be covered for treatment by the Health Program and compensation for the Victim Compensation Fund. The list is located on the “Covered Cancers” page of our website, or through the CDC…
President Donald Trump today signed into law H.R. 1327, The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) (VCF Permanent Authorization Act). The Act extends the VCF’s claim filing deadline from Dec. 18, 2020, to Oct. 1, 2090, and appropriates such funds […]
The United States Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of the legislation to extend the Victim Compensation Fund until 2092 and to provide funds throughout its existence. President Trump is expected to sign the final legislation this Friday. Assuming all goes as planned and the new law goes into effect, we anticipate that the Special Master […]
The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representative voted unanimously in favor of the legislation to extend the World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund. The next step is a vote before the full House of Representatives and if successful, then on to the Senate for a vote and to the President for signature. While there […]
On June 11, the Special Master testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties with regard to H.R. 1327, legislation to permanently extend the authorization for the VCF.
April 15, 2019. It was announced today by several Congressional leaders that more than half of the House of Representatives now support the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. 226 total members of the House are now co-sponsoring the bill.
In February 2019, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced into Congress the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. This legislation seeks to permanently authorize the World Trade Center […]
The Victim Compensation Fund has just released the current statistics with regards to applicants and awards from the VCF. To date, the Fund has made over 21,000 award determinations totaling over $3.6 billion dollars. The Fund has approximately another $3.5 billion dollars available. Additionally almost 3,000 cancer claims have been deemed eligible. In the coming […]
As we close the year 2017, the Fund has almost cleared their backlog of claims submitted in 2015 for award determinations. In their recent report, the Fund indicates that there are only about 200 claims submitted before January 1, 2016, that remain to be decided. The Fund has advised that they are now reviewing 2016 […]
There have been several VCF updates regarding certain policies and procedures. Most important are the following: If I already submitted my claim, how do I add a new condition for consideration? If your condition is already certified, an amendment must be filed to formally include the new condition for compensation. If the condition you want […]
The VCF has posted clarification on the timeline to register to participate in the Fund. To view the entire list, click here. Please note that there are extremely important deadlines to register with the Fund. Failure to register a timely claim will result in your inability to participate in the Fund. It is important to […]