New York Attorney Counsels Clients Regarding Eligibility Requirements for Zadroga Benefits

Firm Explains Requirements for VCF Compensation and WTCHP Medical Care

People are still being diagnosed with 9/11 illnesses while others have been receiving treatment for years. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 authorized the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) for those who suffered illnesses and injuries at and around Ground Zero. Victims can also receive free healthcare services through the WTC Health Program (WTCHP). Eligibility is determined by the specific illness or condition, the location where you were exposed and the duration of your exposure. The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC in New York can help you discover whether you are eligible. Attorney Eddie Marcowitz is a leader in 9/11 illness claims and serve clients out of offices in Manhattan and Nyack. 

VCF Compensation and WTCHP Medical Care Is Available

The Victim Compensation Fund provides monetary assistance to responders, cleanup workers and others experiencing medical problems associated with their presence in the New York City Exposure Zone during and after the attacks. It also compensates family members of individuals killed in the attacks or who died of a related illness or injury since 9/11. The WTC Health Program offers no-cost medical monitoring and treatment to people who provided rescue, recovery and cleanup services at any 9/11 site, as well as survivors who were present in the New York City exposure zone during the attack and its aftermath. A requirement for both programs is that a claimant must have been in the crash or exposure zone areas between September 11, 2001 and July 30, 2002.

Who Is Eligible for VCF Benefit Payments and Free Healthcare?

People who may be eligible for VCF and WTCHP benefits include:

  • First responders
  • 9/11 volunteers
  • Residents of the area
  • Nearby office workers
  • Laborers who worked on the pile and in the surrounding area
  • Neighborhood students, teachers and school staff

If you were in the New York City Exposure Zone, our 9/11 victims compensation attorney will review your situation and advise if you can obtain payment and no-cost healthcare.

Medical Conditions that Establish Eligibility for Zadroga benefits

Some of the medical conditions that might qualify you to collect Zadroga benefits include:

  • Cancer of the respiratory system, blood or lymphoid tissue
  • Mesothelioma
  • Acute traumatic injury, such as head trauma, burns, complex sprains and fractures
  • Aerodigestive disorders, such as asthma, interstitial lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic cough syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), or sleep apnea related to one of these conditions
  • Musculoskeletal disorders among first responders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and low back pain

Attorney Eddie Marcowitz can help you assemble the necessary medical evidence to support your claim.

Contact a New York Zadroga Act Attorney for Help with Your Claim

At The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC, with offices in Manhattan and Nyack, our attorney helps victims of 9/11 file VCF claims and WTCHP applications. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 718-529-4040 or contact us online.

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