UPDATE: 9/11 first responders, survivors, and their families now have until July 29, 2021 to apply for relief through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Fill out the form on this page to see if you qualify. 

Who’s Affected?

World Trade Center WTC Memorial

Were you diagnosed with cancer and lived, worked or were otherwise present near “Ground Zero” at any time between September 11, 2001 and May 31, 2002?

You may be eligible for a substantial cash payout from a $7.3 billion September 11th Victims Compensation Fund. You may also be awarded free lifetime medical care.

The 911 Victims Compensation Fund was created to compensate any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who was physically harmed from being exposed to thousands of cancer-causing toxins released into the air following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Individual compensation for a 9/11 cancer diagnosis or death can potentially range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars.

Over 70 types of cancer qualify to get the award as long as the diagnosis was made 4 years or more after exposure (or 1 year or more for blood and bone cancers).

9/11 cancer victims eligible to receive money from the 911 Victim Compensation Fund include, but are not limited to:

  • 9/11 first responders
  • Firefighters, police officers and EMTs
  • Sanitation workers
  • Construction workers
  • City workers
  • Police officers
  • Utility workers
  • Cleaners
  • 9/11 volunteers
  • Out-of-state responders
  • Employees who worked at any business below Canal Street
  • Residents living below Canal Street
  • Students going to a school below Canal Street
  • Many others

If you were present near Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attack, generally considered to be Lower Manhattan below Canal Street, between September 11, 2001 and May 31, 2002, and were diagnosed with cancer 4 years or more after exposure (or 1 year or more for blood and bone cancers), you may qualify for money!

Submit your information now for a free, no-obligation review of your potential 9/11 cancer fund claim.

What is the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund?

September 11, 2001 was a day that forever changed America.

In Lower Manhattan alone, 2,753 people were killed as the result of two planes that crashed into the World Trade Center in a terrorist attack. Unfortunately, 16 years later, the number of fallen continues to grow as people present during the aftermath succumb to illnesses linked to the airborne toxins released at the site, known as “Ground Zero.” These toxins included aluminum, asbestos, glass, and burned jet fuel.

Scientists studying these hazardous particles have linked them to a higher risk of 9/11 health problems, including cancer.

Over 1 million people were exposed to these toxins during the 8-month cleanup period following 9/11. Thousands of these World Trade Center cancer victims have already claimed millions of dollars in compensation from the WTC cancer fund.

The federal government established the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund to help WTC cancer victims and others who suffered physical harm from being present at the World Trade Center Ground Zero site.

What does the 9/11 Victims Fund Provide?

The 911 fund provides tax-free financial compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, past medical expenses, and other benefits. Awards are also available for wrongful death due to 9/11 cancer or another related, covered disease. This includes a large cash death benefit, funeral expenses, lost earnings, and additional compensation for surviving spouses and children.

The original WTC VCF closed in 2004 but was reactivated on January 2, 2011 after it was discovered that thousands of people are still being diagnosed with 9/11 illnesses. President Obama signed a bill in 2015 that will keep the fund operating until 2020.

What Types of 9/11 Cancer are Eligible Under the Fund?

The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is currently processing claims made by workers, residents, students and other individuals present near Ground Zero who were diagnosed with any one of over 70 types of cancer.

Some of the eligible 9/11 cancer types for VCF cancer payouts include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Non-melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Leukemia
  • Mesothelioma
  • Head, Neck, Nasal, Mouth 9/11 Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Esophagus Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Neuropathy Related to Cancer Treatment
  • Dozens more

Read more: People Diagnosed With 9/11 Health Effects May Qualify for Compensation

How long do I have to apply for the 911 Compensation Fund?

September 11th cancer victims have a limited time to apply for the 911 Victims Compensation Fund. The WTC VCF is set to expire in December 2020. In addition, the longer someone waits to file a claim to participate in the fund, the lower the expected payout.

However, some lawmakers have proposed that the 9/11 victims fund should become permanent.

If you think you qualify for benefits from VCF cancer payouts, fill out the form on this page for a free case evaluation from a 9/11 cancer fund lawyer.

Read more: Time is Running Out to Apply for 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

Do I qualify for money from the 9/11 fund?

Navigating the complex and burdensome paperwork and strict deadlines to participate in the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund can be difficult. An experienced 9/11 Victim Fund attorney can help and ensure you get the maximum compensation available.

Fill out the form on this page now for a FREE evaluation to see if you qualify!

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If you qualify, a September 11 Victim Compensation Fund attorney will contact you to discuss the details of your potential claim at no charge to you.

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