October 21, 2011
9/11 Compensation Fund: Zadroga Act re-opens 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
On Oct. 3, 2011, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (9/11 VCF) opened for registration. The reactivation of the original 2001 Fund follows passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 earlier this year.
The purpose of the VCF is to provide compensation to 9/11 workers and volunteers who suffered physical harm as a direct result of debris removal efforts or toxic exposure connected to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. Congress has allocated $2.8 billion for compensation through the reactivated 9/11 VCF, and the U.S. Attorney General has appointed Sheila L. Birnbaum to serve as Special Master of a new Fund.
Motley Rice is accepting clients who need legal guidance submitting their claims to the 9/11 VCF. If you or a loved one suffered from a physical injury, illness or death connected to 9/11 toxic exposure or debris removal and would like to consult with a Motley Rice 9/11 lawyer, call 1.800.768.4026 ext. 9649.
Read the full article on the Zadroga VCF featured in The New York Times.