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Updated VCF Timeline

Yesterday our office was involved in a conference call with the Special Master, who clarified the Fund’s timeline for the review and determination of previously…

Information on Potential Claims against Saudi Arabia – Letter to Clients 9/28/16

On September 28, 2016, the United States House of Representatives and the Senate approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act that will allow certain…

VCF Update Effective 9/9/16: Important Policy Changes on Registration Deadlines

The Fund has issued an updated policy regarding the deadlines to register to participate in the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The new policy is…

VCF Update 9/2/16: Final Rule Published

After review and consideration of public comments on the Interim Regulations, the Final Rule for the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Reauthorization Act. To view…

VCF Update 8/24/16: Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

The New Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya has recently published a message outlining her progress since her appointment and her goals for the future. We are…

VCF Update: New Client Letter – Group B

We previously posted an update on the new message from the Special Master. Our office is mailing letters to all Group B clients to explain…

VCF Update 7/21/16: Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

We have been advised that the Special Master Sheila Birnbaum will be stepping down from her position and handing over her role to a new…

VCF Update: Message from the Special Master

On July 15, 2016 VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum issued a statement regarding Group A payouts, Group B award decisions and new claim submissions. To…

How a Rare Disease Became a 9/11 Related Illness

July 1, 2016 marked the fifth anniversary of the World Trade Center Health Program, which is part of the larger federal Victim Compensation Fund. In…

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…