Recent Updates: Expansion of Eligible Conditions for VCF Compensation

Robert A. Grochow
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The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has undergone significant changes in recent years, expanding the list of eligible conditions for compensation. At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, we're dedicated to keeping you informed about these updates to ensure you're aware of your rights and the support available to you.

Understanding the VCF's Evolving Eligibility Criteria

The VCF was initially created to provide compensation to those who suffered physical harm as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. Over the years, the fund has adapted to include additional conditions and illnesses associated with exposure to Ground Zero toxins. While initially the Fund recognized mostly respiratory or breathing issues, now, and for several years already, many cancers are now covered. In fact, almost every cancer is now covered. 

The Impact of Recent Legislation

Recent legislation has played a crucial role in expanding the VCF's eligibility criteria. The addition of conditions such as uterine and endometrial cancer has broadened the scope of individuals who can seek compensation. This change recognizes that various cancers and illnesses may have developed years after exposure to the toxic dust and air in Lower Manhattan.

The Importance of Staying Informed

Staying informed about these updates is essential for individuals who may have been previously ineligible but are now eligible for compensation. Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, is committed to ensuring that you have access to the most up-to-date information regarding the VCF and its eligibility criteria. 

Our Role in Assisting You

Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in the ever-evolving landscape of VCF compensation. We are dedicated to helping you understand how these changes may impact your eligibility and your potential compensation. If you or a loved one have developed a condition that you believe may be linked to 9/11 exposure, don't hesitate to reach out to us for guidance. But of utmost importance is that you reach out to a lawyer, such as Cannata, Hendele & Cannata to discuss which illnesses are covered. Many clients were surprised to learn that their illness was in fact covered even though they assumed it was not. 


The expansion of eligible conditions for VCF compensation is a significant development for survivors and their families. At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, we are here to support you in navigating these changes and ensuring that you receive the compensation and care you rightfully deserve.

Stay tuned for further updates on VCF eligibility and other important topics related to 9/11 victim compensation. Your well-being remains our top priority.

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