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September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (2017 Update)

1h 1m

Created on April 10, 2017

Intermediate

Overview

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act (“Reauthorization Act”), a new law reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. This included the reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

The new law extends the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for five years, allowing individuals to submit their claims until December 18, 2020. The law also includes important changes to the VCF’s policies and procedures for evaluating claims and calculating each claimant’s loss. Finally, the new reauthorization law also provides medical benefits for 9/11-related conditions until 2090.

Since the passage of the new “Reauthorization Act,” much has changed with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and how victims file claims. For attorneys trying to help victims of 9/11, it is important to understand how the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act has changed the prior law and impacted representing victims going forward.

Building on his prior Lawline 9/11 VCF seminars from 2011 and 2015, join Troy Rosasco, Partner at Turley Hansen & Partners, LLP, a long time 9/11 victims compensation fund attorney and Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law, as he explains the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act and the future of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.


Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the changes in the new 9/11 “Reauthorization Act” and how these new changes impact current claims
  2. Discuss victim “eligibility” and 9/11 “covered conditions”
  3. Understand new filing deadlines for filing 9/11 Victim Compensation claims
  4. Discuss the closing of the VCF in 2020 and how that will impact future award payments




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