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September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (2017 Update)

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Produced on April 10, 2017

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

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

Credit Information

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Troy G. Rosasco

Turley Hansen & Rosasco

Practice Areas

*9/11 Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund Claims

* Social Security Disability Claims

* Long Term Disability Claims

* Workers’ Compensation Claims

* New York State / New York City Retirement Disability Pensions

Troy G. Rosasco is one of the leading disability lawyers in the New York metropolitan region. His practice has spanned all areas of disability benefits law, including 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims, ERISA and Private Long Term disability claims, Social Security Disability claims, Workers' Compensation claims, Civil Service Disability pensions and Construction Site Accidents.

One of Mr. Rosasco's unique qualities is his experience coordinating and strategizing different claims in order to protect and maximize all benefits for the injured or disabled client. With a combination of compassion, experience, and aggressive advocacy, he has prosecuted literally thousands of disability claims and collected multi-millions of dollars for clients over his twenty year career.

A frequent author, lecturer, and expert witness, Mr. Rosasco is the New York Disability Law Blog, a website providing information and commentary for injured and disabled workers.


J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1989

  -President, Labor & Employment Law Society

B.S., Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1985

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

 New York Injured Workers' Bar Association

-Executive Board Member: 2005 – Present

National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives

-Board of Directors: 2007 -Present

Nassau County Bar Association

Member Since: 1990

Board of Directors, 2005 - 2008

Chair, Workers'Compensation Law Committee, 1999 - 2001

American Trial Lawyers' Association

Queens County Bar Association 

Featured Cases

Brown vs. Commissioner of Social Security, 174 F. 3d 128 (2d. Cir. 1999)

Featured Pro Bono Activities

Nassau County Volunteer Lawyers Project

-Assisted disabled children in Special Education matters before local school districts.

Representative Clients

Injured and disabled workers throughout the New York metropolitan region, including New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island.


English, Spanish


Kyle W.

Provided good insight as to what is required to fill a claim, the types of injuries covered, and so on.

Arthur E.

Met expectations.

James A H.

Is an excellent presentation, I lived through this

Deborah L.

I really liked this lecturer. Very interesting presentation and good delivery.

Brian O.

Nice job Troy

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