• 9/11 Victim Programs
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    Troy Rosasco

    Registering with the VCF: What It Means, Why It’s Done, and More​

    The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation to individuals who suffer from physical injuries or illnesses due to working as 9/11 responders or having lived, worked, or attended school or daycare in the area near Ground Zero in Manhattan and shortly after the attacks. It also compensates family members for the wrongful death of a loved one due to such a physical injury or illness.

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    Does the VCF Receive My Medical Records from WTCHP – World Trade Center Health Program?

    Did The VCF Receive Your Medical Records

    A very common question asked is “Does the VCF Receive My Medical Records from WTCHP?” The most common way for an individual who has suffered a 9/11-related illness to satisfy the eligibility requirements to seek compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is by first applying for the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and going through certifying the condition.

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    How to Prove You Were in Lower Manhattan on or After 9/11

     

    This post will discuss, "How to Prove You Were in Lower Manhattan on or After 9/11." People who lived, worked, or attended school in Lower Manhattan or assisted in the rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero as first responders or volunteers were exposed to toxic dust from the collapsed towers of the World Trade Center. More than twenty years after the attack, many of those people are sick from that toxic exposure.

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    Compensation Available for Families of Deceased 9/11 Victims

    Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, thousands of first responders and volunteers worked tirelessly on the rescue, recovery, and cleanup operations at Ground Zero in New York City, and tens of thousands of individuals lived, worked, or attended school in the area. This post will discuss compensation for families of deceased 9/11 victims.

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    ​Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia: Now What?

    ​Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia: Now What? Recently, researchers from New York teamed up with scientists from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to conduct a study to determine if first responders who were present in the Lower Manhattan exposure area on 9/11 or in the months that followed had a higher risk of developing genetic mutations that can lead to blood cancers such as leukemia. This recent study adds more support to the already proven link between exposure to 9/11 toxins – by first responders, downtown workers, residents, students, and others – and leukemia and other forms of blood cancers.

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    Leukemia: Cancer of the Blood and Lymphoid Tissue

    september 11 Leukemia, Cancer of the Blood & Lymphoid Tissue lawyerLeukemia is the tenth most common cancer in the general public and the ninth most common cancer in the population exposed to the 9/11 toxins. Leukemia results in more than 61,000 new diagnoses a year and more than 23,000 deaths, including almost 1,000 cases that the World Trade Center Health Program certified as related to the 9/11 dust and fumes. It is among the most common childhood cancers, but it occurs more frequently in adults. It is both more common and more deadly in males than females. It is also most often diagnosed in people over 55.

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    Additional Benefits Available to 9/11-Affected Public Safety Officers

    What is the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program?

    The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program (PSOB) is a unique collaboration between the U.S. Department of Justice and federal, state, local, and tribal public safety agencies as well as national organizations. It provides compensation and other benefits to public safety personnel that became disabled in the line of duty, or to the family members of public safety personnel who died in the line of duty.

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    If I Don’t Receive an Award for My Illnesses, Do I Owe My 9/11 Law Firm Any Fees for Their Efforts?

    Since the fall of 2001, shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks, members of the legal team at Hansen & Rosasco has assisted those most severely impacted by the event. We fight to obtain the compensation and benefits available to locals, first responders, and the downtown workers, residents, students, and visitors who experienced health problems from that dreadful day.

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    How Far Did the Dust Travel on and After 9/11?

    For many, 9/11 was a tragedy seen on television. However, for those in lower Manhattan, south of Canal Street, the day filled with unspeakable horrors as the towers collapsed and enveloped a large area surrounding the World Trade Center in a cloud of thick, gray dust. The question remains. How Far Did the Dust Travel on and After 9/11?

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