DOJ Announces that $4.6 Billion remains for WTC 9/11 Victims
Today’s release of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report by the Department of Justice (DOJ) is good news for sufferers of 911-related cancers and other illnesses, to the tune of $4.6 billion in additional funding made available for victim compensation.
From today’s DOJ release:
To date, the VCF has made more than 21,000 eligibility decisions, finding more than 16,900 claimants eligible for compensation. The VCF had also made award determinations on more than 13,000 of those claims, including over 11,000 responders. More than 4,000 of these claimants suffer from one or more cancers related to their 9/11 exposure, while the remainder suffer from other, often times disabling, physical injuries.
The VCF on its own website tells potential claimants that “Your attorney is in the best position to let you know exactly what has been submitted to the VCF and when it was submitted, and can update you on any requests the VCF has made for additional information. Your attorney can also confirm whether or not the VCF has issued a decision on your claim and the timing of that decision.” Having a lawyer gives you distinct advantages in submitting, tracking, evaluating and winning your claim. Attorney William Dubanevich knows how important experienced legal representation is in this process. Mr. Dubanevich has been representing 9/11 World Trade Center first responders and rescue and recovery workers from the very beginning.
Our mission is to get the maximum award from the VCF for your illness or the loss of a loved one. Call us for a free consultation. We can help you complete the process correctly to ensure that your rights are protected and to receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
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