$2,761,648
For a First Responder With Cancer and Economic Loss
$2,380,557
For a Dock Worker With Respiratory and Orthopedic Illness With Economic Loss
$2,101,319
For a Construction Repairman With B-cell Lymphoma and Economic Loss
$1,986,118
For Communications Worker With Respiratory Illness and Economic Loss
$1,614,842
For Family of a Construction Worker Who Died From Pancreatic Cancer and Economic Loss
$1,555,694
For the Family of Cleaning Person Who Died From Cancer (Lymphoma) and Economic Loss
$1,505,737
For an Office Worker With Cancer (Basal & Squamous) and Economic Loss
$1,288,042
For a Police Officer With Respiratory Illness and Economic Loss
$1,214,447
For the Family of a Police Officer Who Died From Throat Cancer and Economic Loss
$1,134,948
For a Union Construction Worker With Respiratory Illness and Economic Loss
$1,119,583
For an Investigator With Respiratory Illness and Economic Loss
$1,010,510
For a Stockbroker With Respiratory Illness and Economic Loss
Jacob Fuchsberg VCF lawyers
Three generations of experience
Let Our Family Help Yours
On September 11, 2001, the Jacob Fuchsberg Victim Compensation Fund Attorneys watched in shock with the rest of the country as terrorists attacked our city. Over the past 20 years, we have seen first-hand how people in New York City on 9/11 and its aftermath continue to suffer.

Our family-oriented firm is passionately dedicated to helping 9/11 victims and survivors obtain compensation for their pain and suffering.
Meet Our Team
The Fund
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is designed to help 9/11 victims, and their families receive financial compensation. This includes first responders, survivors, and individuals who assisted with rescue, recovery, and cleanup of the WTC and 9/11 crash sites.
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Illnesses
Many people were exposed to toxic dust and debris at the WTC site, and those suffering illnesses relating to their 9/11 experience are now eligible to apply to the VCF for compensation. As new symptoms in victims emerge, additional cancers and other illnesses are added to the list.
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Eligibility
With our legal team's help, victims will need to prove they suffer from an illness or injury related to 9/11 to file a Victim’s Compensation Fund claim. To start your claims process, see our three easy step process below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Victim Compensation Fund?

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund provides compensation to any victim suffering a physical illness or injury due to their involvement or presence on 9/11 or its aftermath. Our legal team at Jacob Fuchsberg will register you with the VCF to preserve your right to file a claim now or in the future. Registration safeguards your ability to do so if you fall ill from 9/11 exposure.

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What is the World Trade Center Health Program?

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides free lifetime healthcare and medical monitoring to 9/11 victims for 9/11-related cancers and other illnesses if you don’t have other medical coverage. Victims will not receive financial compensation from this health care program.

How Do I Know if I’m Eligible?

Any person within the NYC Exposure Zone on or after 9/11 and has developed cancer or another illness related to toxic dust or debris is eligible to apply to the VCF.

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How Long Will My Claim Take to Process?

Claims are reviewed in "first in, first out" order based on the date the claim is fully submitted. From the time your claim is submitted, we're currently seeing 18-24 months waiting period to process a claim.

Did I Have to Be Present on 911 to Qualify for the Victim Compensation Fund?

You did not have to have been present on 9/11 to qualify for compensation.

Need help or have questions about required supporting documentation? Please call us at 212-869-3500. We’re happy to help answer questions about supporting documentation, any requirements, and other VCF or WTC Health Program application issues.

Do I Need a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer?

With our legal team's help, victims will need to prove they suffer from an illness or injury related to 9/11 to file a Victim's Compensation Fund claim. To start Your VCF claims process, see our three easy step process below.

Start Your Claims Process Below Before the Deadline
The Experienced 9/11 Attorneys at Jacob Fuchsberg will work tirelessly through each step to navigate you through the complicated VCF and WTC claim process.
1
Don't Miss the Deadline:  Start Your Claim Today
To start the process you'll work directly with our legal team to register with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
2
Helping You Prove Your 9/11 Claim
Our legal team will work directly with you in order to gather all of the documentation required to prove you have an eligible 9/11-related condition and were present in the New York City exposure zone on 9/11 or in its aftermath. Our team will also assist in enrolling you in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), and gather any medical records necessary in order to obtain certification of your 9/11-related condition.
3
Filing Your VCF and WTCHP Claims
Once these two steps are taken, our legal team will file a claim with the VCF on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

To begin your claims process fill out the form to the right for a free consultation or call 212-869-3500 today.
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