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December 2017 VCF Updated Timeline for Review of Claims

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,…

VCF Update: Clarification of Timelines for Registration

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…

VCF Update: Timeline for Review of Claims

The VCF has posted an update on the timeline for the review of claims from the time of submission to when they will receive an…

VCF Update: Defined Benefit and Past Lost Wages Worksheet

The VCF now requires claimants to submit a worksheet when claiming a defined benefit pension loss due to a disability and the related loss of…

Published Instructions on VCF and Surrogate/Probate Court Documents

The VCF has published detailed guidance for claims filed on behalf of deceased victims from 9/11. There are two types of claims for deceased 9/11…

VCF Program Statistics through June 30, 2017

The VCF has posted updated statistics on their websites. The statistics represent activity through the end of the day on June 30, 2017. Click here for more….

VCF Program Statistics through March 31, 2017

On April 28, 2017, the VCF has published statistics on their review of claims and award determinations through March 31, 2017. As of this date,…

VCF Update from Law Firm Call

On March 2, 2017, our office participated in a call with the Special Master of the VCF, Rupa Bhattacharyya. Among several things brought up on…

An In-Depth Look at the World Trade Center Dust

On August 26, 2015, Marcy Borders died of stomach cancer. Known by most as the 9/11 “Dust Lady”, Ms. Borders was famously photographed covered from…

Is Victim Compensation Taxable?

Thousands of victims in the United States who suffered severe losses from the attacks of September 11, 2001, and its aftermath have put in claims…

VCF Update

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…

The Connection Between Breast Cancer and 9/11

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…