Will other disability payments affect the outcome of my VCF claim?

No. A person who is seeking or receiving 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund disability benefits can also seek workers' compensation, Social Security, and other similar benefits for their injuries and conditions. Still, the total amount of Victim Compensation Fund benefits the person receives may be reduced based on the amount they receive through other programs.

You can file a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim even if you are currently receiving other disability benefits

While you can access money from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund even if you are receiving other disability benefits, it is important to know that the amount of compensation you get from other sources might become lower if your claim is approved. Disability payments from other sources will be deducted from your award. If the payments you receive are related to a disability from an eligible 9/11-related condition, your compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund will be deducted.

The statute requires that the Victim Compensation Fund offset from your award any disability benefits you receive, or entitled to receive, related to your eligible physical health conditions. However, if you are receiving disability payments for conditions that are not eligible under the Victim Compensation Fund, those amounts will not be deducted from your award. If you were injured during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, either as a responder or a survivor, we encourage you to contact our attorneys.

Quality legal assistance for 9/11 victims who intend to file a Victim Compensation Fund claim

Since 1990, we have been pursuing financial compensation for toxic exposure victims, and today, we offer legal assistance to 9/11 victims injured during the terrorist attacks. Because we understand how physically and emotionally draining struggling with a disease can be, we will strive to make the legal process as simple as possible so that it will require minimal involvement from you. The only documents we will need to determine your eligibility are proof of your presence in the Exposure Zone and your medical records with your diagnosis. If we establish that you are entitled to compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund, we will go to great lengths to obtain the most favorable outcome for your case.

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