Applications to fund medical bills of 9/11 survivors another casualty of COVID-19

COVID-19 has prevented many Lower Manhattan residents, workers and survivors of the 9/11 attacks from realizing their eligibility for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. There is still time to do so.

The deadline to apply for someone who has died of September 11th-related illness is July of this year, reports J.D. Allen for WSHU Radio.

The VCF hotline number is 855-885-1555.

Things to know

  • If you were certified by the World Trade Center Health Program for a 9/11-related health condition before July 29, 2019, you are required to register by July 29, 2021. This deadline … provides an opportunity for potentially eligible individuals who did not know that the fund existed or was open to them, did not know that their condition was related to 9/11 exposure, or did not realize that they were eligible to file a claim or that fund would be in place beyond the previous 2020 end date, to register to file a claim.
  • If you have not been certified by the health program for a 9/11-related physical health condition, or if any condition is certified after July 29, 2019, you may register by July 29, 2021, but you are not required to do so. You will be required to register within two years of the latest date on which the health program certifies your physical health condition as 9/11-related.
  • If you are registering to file a claim for an individual who you believe died of a 9/11-related physical health condition before July 29, 2019, you are required to register with the fund by July 29, 2021.
  • If you are registering to file a claim for an individual who you believe died of a 9/11-related physical health condition after July 29, 2019, you are required to register with the fund within two years of the date of death.
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