Zadroga Act Passed to Help 9/11 WTC Victims with Compensation
The Zadroga Act has finally become a law after two years of intense lobbying and effort in Washington. There are several reasons this law is important. The World Trade Center Health Program will be fully-funded for 75 years because of this bill. This also means that people who are sick as the result of exposure to toxic air at Ground Zero will have access to this program for the rest of their lives.
The Victim Compensation Fund will also be extended for another five years. People who have filed a claim will most likely be compensated by May 2016. People will receive an award letter, and they will be paid shortly after receiving the award letter. Additionally, people who have just been diagnosed with an illness will receive compensation.
Because of the Zadroga Act, you can file a claim until the VCF closes in 2021. You may also be eligible for an additional award if your personal circumstances have changed, or you have been diagnosed with a new illness. Here are some of the key highlights of the Zadroga Act:
*A person who has a new illness and has never filed a VCF claim can bring a claim.
*A person who has been diagnosed with a new illness and has a pending claim can get a higher award.
* A person who already has an award and been diagnosed with a new illness can file an additional claim.
*A person who has become disabled can file a claim.
*The family members of a person who has died of a VCF-entitled illness can file a claim.
If you have not joined the World Trade Center Health program, then you should definitely consider doing so. It allows you to get free health care. It also allows doctors to certify that your injuries are eligible for the VCF fund. We can provide you with high-quality legal service if you have questions about the VCF fund.
Get 9/11 WTC victims compensation – find out if you have a case
If you are a WTC 9/11 victim, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out if you have a case, contact our law firm immediately. Simply complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921.