Zadroga Act

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How Does the VCF Pay Your Award?

After the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) determines that you are eligible for an award, you have the right to accept the amount awarded or appeal if you believe the amount is inadequate. If you accept the award, you receive...more

Where Is the 9/11 “Crash Site” Defined in the Zadroga Act That Affects Victim Compensation?

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, signed by President Obama in January 2011, sets aside $4.2 billion for the World Trade Center Health Program to test and treat workers, volunteers and other...more

Filing a WTC Claim on Behalf of a Deceased Victim

Shortly after the devastating September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), the legislature created the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). That Fund, closed in 2004, provided about $7 billion in...more

How the Sequester Could Affect Zadroga Act Benefits

For the past month or so, all the talk has been about the sequester and how it will affect some government services, such as security at airports. However, the sequester will also affect some government benefits, including...more

New Research Points to Greater Cancer Risk For 9/11 Responders

We have talked extensively about the risk to workers and others exposed to environmental hazards at Ground Zero. A new study reflects the message of earlier research initiatives — exposure to carcinogenic materials during...more

JAMA Report Questions Link Between 9/11 Exposure and Cancer

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) questions the claim that exposure to 9/11 toxins causes cancer. The report will no doubt be used by those who would like to cap or reduce the amount...more

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