Will the amount of compensation increase if I have multiple conditions?

Most 9/11 victims have developed multiple illnesses as a result of spending time in the Exposure Zone. Actually, 70% of those enrolled in the WTC Health Program were diagnosed with two or more conditions. However, it is important to know that the VCF does not calculate its awards depending on the number of conditions certified by the WTC Health Program.

Being diagnosed with an additional 9/11 illness will not change the amount of compensation awarded by the VCF

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was established to offer responders and survivors the compensation they deserve for their cancers, illnesses, health conditions, and diseases. Still, many who inhaled the toxins and chemicals in the Exposure Zone developed more than one eligible condition. If you were present in Lower Manhattan in the weeks after the terrorist attacks and were diagnosed with multiple conditions, it is important to understand how the Victim Compensation Fund will calculate your award. The Victim Compensation Fund bases its compensation calculations for non-economic loss on these factors:

  • the severity of the health condition
  • the type of health condition, illness, or cancer
  • the ways that the health condition has impacted the responder or survivor's life

Usually, receiving another 9/11 diagnosis will not change the amount of a Victim Compensation Fund award that was previously issued. However, if the new condition is cancer and the award was only based on a benign condition, you should consider amending your claim. The Victim Compensation Fund might also increase the award if your certified condition worsens. It is worth noting that filing an amendment to add a non-cancer condition will not change an award amount in most cases unless the condition is recognized as one that is "presumptively severe and debilitating." If you were injured or developed a disease as a consequence of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, you might be eligible to file a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund, so do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.

Our skilled attorneys can assist you in filing your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim

With over 30 years of experience in handling toxic exposure cases, our attorneys will gladly help you file your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund if you were injured or developed a disease as a consequence of the terrorist attacks. Because we understand how challenging struggling with a serious injury or illness can be, we will do all in our power to simplify the legal process for you. 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. Eligible individuals will have their claims filed with the Victim Compensation Fund, and our attorneys will go to great lengths to obtain the most favorable outcome for their case.

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