Programs to Assist 9/11 Responders and Survivors

Robert A. Grochow
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Remember, you did not have to be present on 9/11 and you did not have to be a First Responder to be eligible. The benefits of the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) are also available to office workers, construction and other trades, residents, teachers, students and others.

Anyone affected by the toxic air created by the events of 9/11, and not classified as a First Responder, even if your exposure was months later, is classified as a Survivor. 

In the wake of the September 11th attacks, numerous programs have been established to provide support and assistance to responders and survivors affected by the tragic events. At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, we are committed to ensuring that our clients have access to the resources they need to navigate the challenges they face. Here are some key programs available to 9/11 responders and survivors:

World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP)

The WTCHP offers medical monitoring and treatment services for responders, workers, volunteers, and survivors who were exposed to the toxic dust and hazards resulting from the 9/11 attacks. This program provides comprehensive healthcare services to address a wide range of physical and mental health conditions related to 9/11 exposure.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)

The VCF provides compensation to individuals who suffered physical harm or lost loved ones as a result of the 9/11 attacks or their aftermath. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other eligible losses. Our legal team at Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, is dedicated to assisting clients with the VCF claims process to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Individuals who are unable to work due to 9/11-related disabilities may be eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits through the Social Security Administration. These programs provide financial assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet certain eligibility criteria. Our attorneys can provide guidance and support to individuals seeking SSDI or SSI benefits related to 9/11 exposure.

Victim Assistance Programs

Various victim assistance programs offer support services such as counseling, advocacy, and financial assistance to individuals affected by the 9/11 attacks. These programs aim to address the diverse needs of survivors and responders, including mental health support, housing assistance, and legal advocacy.

Navigating the available programs and resources for 9/11 responders and survivors can be complex, but help is available. At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, we are here to assist our clients in accessing the support and resources they need to address their unique needs and challenges. If you or a loved one has been affected by the events of September 11th, 2001, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and assistance. We are committed to helping you navigate this difficult journey and obtain the support you deserve.

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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