Can I get my Victim Compensation Fund claim status accelerated?

Yes. In cases involving terminal illnesses or imminent financial hardship, you can request that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund expedite the processing of your claim or amendment.

If you are requesting for your claim to be expedited, you should submit a complete claim

If you would like to seek expedited processing of your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim or amendment based on financial hardship or a terminal diagnosis, you must contact the helpline and upload the required documentation to your claim. The Victim Compensation Fund will rapidly review your request and let you know whether the request is granted or denied. If you are requesting for your claim to be expedited, you should submit a complete claim. You must claim all losses, economic and non-economic, when you submit your claim and request expedited processing. It is important to note that if you are claiming lost earnings and the Victim Compensation Fund expedites the review of your claim, it will apply the same standards as it would in any other claim, as expedition affects just the speed with which your claim is processed.

To be considered for financial hardship reasons, you must submit documents showing that you face truly imminent, dire circumstances. The Victim Compensation Fund may consider these circumstances to include active eviction proceedings, homelessness, foreclosure, or other imminent hardship. To be considered for a terminal illness, you must submit your recent medical records and a recent letter from your treating physician stating the terminal prognosis. Are you struggling with financial hardship or a terminal illness as a consequence of the 9/11 terrorist attacks? If so, contact our toxic exposure attorneys, who can expedite your Victim Compensation Fund claim.

File your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund with the assistance of our experienced attorneys

With over 30 years of experience in assisting toxic exposure victims, our attorneys will gladly help you file your Victim Compensation Fund claim. Because we understand how difficult suffering from a serious illness can be, we will go to great lengths to simplify the legal process so that it will require minimal involvement from you. The only documents necessary to review your case are evidence of your presence in the Exposure Zone and your medical records with your diagnosis. Once we deem you eligible, our skilled attorneys will strive to obtain the most favorable outcome for your case. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay us anything unless we obtain money for you.

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