September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

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Do you qualify for a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund?

Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the destruction of the World Trade Towers, a toxic environment developed and persisted within lower Manhattan. In the 9 months after the 9/11 tragedy, many people in the area, including first responders, residents, area workers, families of victims, students, and volunteers were exposed to toxins in the air.

No law firm in the country has represented more families in the original Victim Compensation Fund than Kreindler & Kreindler.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was created by Congress in 2001. The VCF offers compensation to those who were present in the exposure zone, which roughly includes the area south of Canal Street between the East River and the Hudson River and has been diagnosed with a 9/11-related illness. Eligible participants must provide proof of presence in the “Lower Manhattan Exposure Zone” between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, or presence at the Pentagon or Shanksville, PA crash sites.

Are you eligible to collect
9/11 Cancer Compensation?

Over 70 different cancers and respiratory illnesses are covered by the 9/11 VCF, they include:

information provided by World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, as of June 30, 2020

  • Skin cancer - melanoma & non-melanoma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Rhinitis
  • Esophageal Reflux
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Sarcoidosis

No One Has Helped More 9/11 Victims Than Kreindler

To this day, cancer and respiratory illnesses continue to be diagnosed in people who were present at some point in the nine months following 9/11. For people who have a diagnosis and can prove their presence during this time period, money might be available through the government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). 

Led by Managing Partner Noah Kushlefsky, NYC-based Kreindler has been relentless in its dedication to this highly specialized field of law.
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So many of those who believe their health was impacted by 9/11’s toxic dust, and who did their research, chose attorney Noah Kushlefsky and the 9/11 WTC law firm Kreindler. Thousands of clients have already received their monetary awards.

Mr. Noah Kushlefsky is the best and most knowledgeable attorney for the Victim Compensation Fund in the NYC area. Once Kreindler & Kreindler received the money, my money was wired into my account in less than 24 hours.
~ D. Hodges | Kreindler 9/11 VCF Client

Kreindler Has Been Helping Victims of 9/11 Since the Beginning

Led by Managing Partner Noah Kushlefsky, New York City-based Kreindler has been relentless in its dedication to this highly-specialized field of law. No other law firm in the world has more experience and resources dedicated exclusively to representing Americans injured or killed as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Our dedicated VCF legal team works exclusively on VCF cases, all day, every day.

Our dedicated website, www.wtc-illness.com

We have the most resources and team members dedicated solely to helping victims and their families navigate the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund than any other firm. To learn more about our VCF practice and see if you qualify for compensation, please visit our dedicated website, wtc-illness.com.

Special Master Kenneth Feinberg, who was appointed by the president to run the VCF, has credited Kreindler & Kreindler attorneys with being “instrumental” in developing the regulations and methodologies used for calculating compensation awards and in the general success of the Fund. Additionally, New York courts have found that Kreindler’s representation of clients in the VCF dramatically increased their awards beyond what they would have otherwise received.


Working on Behalf of 9/11 Victims Since Day One

Noah Kushlefsky | Partner

Managing partner Noah Kushlefsky has advocated on behalf of 9/11 victims and their families since 2001. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, has been credited with assisting in the creation of the methodology used by the VCF in rescue worker death cases and has lectured extensively on the VCF. Noah has recovered more than $3 billion for victims of the terror attacks and those killed or injured during the rescue and recovery at Ground Zero.

While many are just now learning about the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, there is still time to apply for compensation and possibly a tax-free lump sum for expenses associated with their illness. However, the extended eligibility deadline grows closer every day.


Experience Kreindler Teamwork - from Contact to Compensation


Starting with your initial contact with our office, a process begins which is designed to ensure that we completely and thoroughly gather all of the information necessary to obtain maximum compensation for you based on your individual circumstances. However, our work for you does not end with compensation. Under the rules of the VCF, any claim can be amended to reflect the onset of a newly diagnosed injury or a change in circumstances.

Thank you. You have been unbelievable to my family. I have no financial worries because of you.
~ Ron | Kreindler 9/11 VCF Client

We understand how important your case is to you. This is reflected in our representation of you, as we focus on the individual facts and circumstances surrounding your claim. Ultimately, our goal is to make each client feel like our only client. We have the largest experienced team of any law firm in the country dedicated exclusively to representing victims in the 9/11 VCF. We work closely with the Fund itself, advising and helping to shape the process to yield fair and accurate results.


About Kreindler

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Founded in 1950, Kreindler & Kreindler is one of the world’s most notable, highly specialized personal injury law firms. Well-known for its leadership in aviation accident law, New York City-based Kreindler began representing victims and their families almost immediately after the terrorist airplane crashes of September 11, 2001.

Do I have to prove my illness was caused by 9/11?

Does my diagnosis and my proof of presence make me eligible for compensation?

When is the deadline to file a claim?

Our dedicated 9/11 VCF team is ready to help answer these questions, as well as any other questions you might have. We’ll explain how we can help you claim the maximum monetary award you may be entitled to. Whether you’ve been diagnosed or not, you can start by answering a few brief questions.


Long-Term Health Effects Are More Serious Than Expected

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For years following 9/11, numerous types of cancer, as well as respiratory illnesses, have been on the rise for people exposed to the air below Canal Street in the months following the tragedy. When people saw their doctors for a persistent cough or trouble breathing, their diagnoses – and the expensive treatments – may have come as a surprise. For many, a connection to the 9/11 attack never even occurred to them.

Have you been diagnosed with cancer?

As new cases of cancer continue to be documented, many people are now realizing that first responders aren’t the only latent victims of the terrorist attack. Hundreds of thousands of people were exposed to the toxic air and continue to be diagnosed with cancer today.


A Cloud of Toxic Particles Engulfs Lower Manhattan

toxic particles descending on NYC

The 2001 collapse of the twin towers produced a noxious fog of burning plastic, asbestos, fiberglass and jet fuel. This foul, carcinogenic mixture was inhaled not just by 9/11 responders, but by up to half a million people who lived in, worked in, attended school in or visited lower Manhattan in the nine months following September 11, 2001.

Fires at ground zero burned for 90 days, continually releasing contaminants into homes and public buildings. This toxic dust settled into the rooms, offices, furnishings, HVAC systems, and most tragically, into the lungs of New Yorkers, visitors, workers and students who were exposed to it.


Were You Present in the 9/11 VCF Exposure Zone?


An individual must merely have been present at the 9/11 crash site, Ground Zero or anywhere within the Lower Manhattan Exposure Zone and diagnosed with a physical illness or injury. If you were present at any of the designated areas between September 11th, 2001 and May 30th, 2002 and have been diagnosed with a qualifying illness or injury, you may be eligible for compensation through the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

Exposure Area:

  • World Trade Center area
  • Lower Manhattan - South of Canal Street
  • Staten Island Landfill
  • Barge Loading Piers
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • PATH Tunnel
  • The Pentagon
  • Shanksville, PA Crash Site

Are you eligible for the September 11th
Victim Compensation Fund?