Zadroga Act Lawyer Noah Kushlefsky Helps Claim Financial Awards for 9/11 Residents, Students and Workers With Cancer
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ("VCF") now allows individuals to submit claims until December 2090
On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to continue victim compensation payouts through to 2090. The U.S. House of Representatives had already backed the bill and President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Previously, in 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010, also known as the Zadroga Act. The Zadroga Act reactivated the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) of 2001-2003, which provided financial aid for latent physical health complications suffered by Ground Zero survivors, responders, and cleanup crews.
The Zadroga Act expanded the pool of applicants eligible for the Fund to include individuals who experienced injuries associated with the attacks or subsequent debris removal.
Then in 2015, President Obama signed into law a bill reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which reauthorized the VCF for an additional five years.
Also known as the ‘9/11 First Responders Bill’, the Act additionally created The World Trade Center Health Program. The WTCHP provides free health care services to eligible victims, and also establishes eligibility for those seeking financial compensation.
As time goes on, more citizens discover that they are WTC victims.
Since 2010, many types of cancer, as well as lung and respiratory illness, have been on the rise among those who were simply living, working or visiting in the area of Manhattan south of Canal Street during and after the 2001 terrorist attack.
In response, the Zadroga Act, originally set to expire in 2015, was instead re-authorized to cover people whose emerging health problems are found to be linked to 9/11’s cloud of toxic dust.
Significant compensation is available not just for health care, but for related losses suffered by victims.
Between newly-authorized funding, and the Act’s original funding, over $7 billion was made available to 9/11 victims. In addition to health-related expenses, the Victims Compensation Fund may cover ‘intangibles’ such as loss of earnings.
The deadline for registering with the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund has been extended; find out more here. For eligible individuals who make a successful claim, tax-free financial benefits may be provided until 2092.
Noah Kushlefsky and the VCF team at Kreindler have already recovered over $1 billion for victims since the 9/11 attack.
For over 50 years, the Kreindler law firm has earned a world-class reputation for its successful representation of victims in aircraft-related disasters. Following the tragic events of September 11th, Noah Kushlefsky dedicated his practice to fighting for the rights and well-being of 9/11 victims and their families.
The VCF registration, document checklist, and claim-filing process can be a lengthy and complex procedure. Attorneys who specialize in the VCF can simplify the process for victims, help them get a qualified diagnosis, and prepare claims to yield the maximum compensation available.
There is no obligation or charge when you to talk to a member of our 9/11 VCF team. You pay nothing unless and until you receive a financial award from the VCF.
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