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Benefits of Having a VCF Attorney to File a Claim


Are you a 9/11 responder or survivor who suffered an injury or illness linked to the toxic dust cloud? You may be aware that you can file a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. However, filing a claim is often confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming. There are numerous benefits to having a knowledgeable VCF attorney by your side who can help guide you through the claim filing process.

Specifically, a VCF attorney can help you with the following:

1. Determining Your VCF Eligibility

When you work with a VCF attorney, they can help you determine whether you are eligible for VCF compensation and ensure all criteria are met. Specifically, they can evaluate your case to assess whether you satisfy the presence and statutory time frame requirements — and have an eligible health condition certified by the WTC Health Program. A VCF attorney can also ensure you adhere to the deadlines and your claim is properly documented with the necessary information.

2. Assisting You with Getting Your Claim Registered

It’s essential to understand that VCF registration and claim filing are distinct processes. Although the claim filing deadline is October 1, 2090, the registration deadline differs for everyone. While you must first register before filing a claim, a VCF attorney can help ensure you understand the registration deadline based on your specific circumstances.

3. Maximizing the Compensation to Which You’re Entitled

The VCF issues awards for both economic loss and non-economic loss. While economic loss compensates for the pecuniary losses caused by an eligible health condition, non-economic loss is meant to compensate for the physical pain and mental suffering linked to a 9/11 illness. An experienced VCF attorney will know how to maximize your compensation. They deeply understand the types of damages that can be obtained for a 9/11-related health condition — and the evidence needed to obtain the maximum compensation in your claim.

4. Handling Any Amendments or Appeals in Your Claim

If you have the representation of a VCF law firm, they will not only assist you with complying with the registration deadlines and filing a claim — they can also handle any appeals or amendments in your case. A VCF attorney can help you prepare a strong appeal if your claim is denied, which will improve your chances of success. They will also know what information is needed to amend a claim and how to proceed through the amendment process.

5. Providing You with Peace of Mind

One of the most important things a VCF attorney can provide you is peace of mind knowing that your rights are protected and that you are being advocated for throughout the VCF claim filing process. By offering you counsel, knowledge, and experience, you can rest assured that you will receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you’re entitled for your 9/11 illness, cancer, or health condition. A VCF attorney can help to guide you every step of the way and overcome any hurdles you might be facing when it comes to your VCF claim.

Contact an Experienced 9/11 VCF Attorney

If you were diagnosed with a health condition related to 9/11, you may be eligible to file a claim with the VCF. An experienced VCF attorney can guide you through the VCF’s procedures and assist you with obtaining the compensation you deserve. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorneys at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., have represented claimants and their families in 9/11 VCF claims for over a decade. For a free consultation, contact us today.


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