What is the connection between the WTC Health Program and the VCF?

The Zadroga Act authorized the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to serve 9/11 responders and survivors. Both programs have their distinct mission, eligibility requirements, and enrollment process.

The WTC Health Program offers healthcare and treatment to 9/11 victims, while the VCF provides compensation

The WTC Health Program and the VCF are two separate programs with distinct eligibility criteria administered by different federal government agencies. A member of the WTC Health Program is not required to have registered for or filed a claim with the VCF. Enrolling in one program does not automatically enroll you in the other. People must apply for these compensation programs separately. While the WTC Health Program is administered by NIOSH, CDC, and HHS, the VCF is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice. Members of the WTC Health Program may be eligible for benefits through the VCF.

Although a member of the WTC Health Program is not required to have registered for or filed a claim with the VCF, the VCF requires claimants to be enrolled in and have their diagnosis certified for treatment by the WTC Health Program in order to process a claim and award compensation. If you were injured or developed a disease as a consequence of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we encourage you to contact our toxic exposure attorneys, as they can efficiently help you file a claim with the VCF to obtain compensation. The process is simple and requires minimal involvement from you, as we understand how overwhelming struggling with a serious illness can be.

Quality legal assistance for 9/11 victims who are seeking money from the Victim Compensation Fund

With over 30 years of experience in pursuing financial compensation for toxic exposure victims, our attorneys have the necessary resources and knowledge to assist you in filing your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The only documents we will request to assess your case are evidence of your presence in the Exposure Zone and your medical records with your diagnosis. Our legal team will take care of the most complex aspects of the legal process so that you can continue focusing on your health and treatment. If we determine that you are eligible, we will go to great lengths to obtain the most favorable outcome for your case.

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