Make a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

These are the minimum requirements to make a claim to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF):

You must have been affected by the September 11th attacks as a first responder, construction worker, cleaner, laborer, resident, office worker, student, tenant, or homeowner.

You must have been present in the New York City Exposure Zone (south of Canal Street, Manhattan and/or in Fresh Kills, Staten Island) at any time between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002. Click here to see map of the New York City Exposure Zone.

You must have a WTC-related physical injury that is certified by the WTC Health Program or is certifiable by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). See the list of injuries covered by the VCF.

You must have registered with by the deadline that applies to you. Remember that registering is separate and different from filing a VCF claim! Calculating the applicable deadline can be tricky. You can call the Victim Compensation Fund at (855) 885-1555 to see what date you may have registered and you should contact us to determine which deadline applies to you.


Making a Claim for Economic Loss & Permanent Disability Because of 9/11-Related Injuries

To make an economic loss claim under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), you will need to prove you suffered an economic loss because of your World Trade Center-related physical injuries.

Do you have a disability determination from any of the following?

  • FDNY WTC Bill
  • Lung Bill
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • 9/11 Volunteer Fund
  • NYPD WTC Bill
  • Union Disability
  • Private Disability Insurance Policy
  • Line of Duty Injury Award

Economic loss includes: lost wages, loss of future earnings, loss of past earnings, loss of pension, replacement services, unreimbursed medical expenses, and out of pocket expenses.

Call us today at 800-962-9954 to discuss making an economic loss claim to the VCF, or submit an online inquiry, and we will call you at a time that is convenient for you.

Making Wrongful Death Claims to the VCF

Did your loved one die because of a WTC-related injury? Please call us for a free consultation at (212) 732-9000 or submit an online inquiry.