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Helping September 11 Victims File VCF Claims for Compensation

If you or someone you loved were in Lower Manhattan following the September 11th attacks and suffered harm due to breathing toxic dust and fumes, you may be entitled to compensation.

Research has linked the toxic fumes and dust found at 9/11 attack sites to a range of health conditions and over 70 different cancers. People who lived, worked, went to school, or assisted in clean-up efforts and developed these conditions may be eligible for tax-free payments and lifetime health care from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).

How Levy Konigsberg Can Help

Levy Konigsberg is a nationally recognized trial practice that works with victims during the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim process. We have what it takes to help:

  • Complex Cases. Our firm is known for handling some of the country’s most complex cases, securing victories for our clients and communities affected by toxic exposure.
  • Proven Results. We have recovered over $3 billion in compensation for clients, record-setting recoveries, and precedent-setting results that have changed laws and lives.
  • Passionate Representation. Our award-winning trial lawyers are dedicated solely to fighting for the injured. We care about what we do and the people we help.

Based in NYC, our 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund attorneys proudly serve clients across the country. To request a FREE consultation, call (800) 315-3806 or contact us online.

What is The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation to individuals who have been diagnosed with a 9/11-related condition, as well as families/representatives of individuals who died due to toxic exposure near locations that were attacked on September 11th.

The VCF is available to anyone who was present at the World Trade Center and surrounding NYC Exposure Zone (which includes Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street), Pentagon crash site, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania crash site between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002. This includes victims present at the time of the attacks and individuals who lived, worked, attended school, or assisted in construction and clean-up efforts in the months following 9/11.

In July 2019, the VCF was given permanent authorization with the signing of the “Never Forget the Heroes, James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.” The VCF is fully funded to pay all eligible claims filed before the deadline of October 1, 2090.

Who is Eligible for the Victim Compensation Fund?

The VCF is a fully funded federal program available to a wide range of victims. Examples of those who may qualify under the VCF:

  • Individuals who were injured in the 9/11 attacks.
  • Eligible family members / personal representatives of victims killed in the 9/11 attacks or who died because of conditions related to their exposure at affected sites.
  • Individuals who lived, worked, or attended school in the NYC Exposure Zone (Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street), Pentagon crash site, or Shanksville, PA crash site.
  • Individuals (workers and volunteers) who assisted in cleanup, construction, and debris removal from 9/11 attack sites.
  • First Responders.

The VCF exposure zone includes only the Lower Manhattan area that runs south of Canal Street / E. Broadway / Clinton Street: