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
This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit
*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 Pro Bono Activities
Nassau County Volunteer Lawyers Project
-Assisted disabled children in Special Education matters before local school districts.
Injured and disabled workers throughout the New York metropolitan region, including New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island.
Provided good insight as to what is required to fill a claim, the types of injuries covered, and so on.
Is an excellent presentation, I lived through this
I really liked this lecturer. Very interesting presentation and good delivery.
Nice job Troy