Statement from 911 Health Watch on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Passing a New Milestone
911 Health Watch wants to let the 911 community know that as of Sunday, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has awarded $7.378 billion to injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors passing the prior authorization of $7.375 billion.
That means that, had the VCF not been reauthorized and fully funded last summer, the VCF would have run out of funds, two months before the prior deadline of December 18th, 2020 with thousands of claims still pending.
Now, because of the work of a lot of 9/11 advocates, unions and bipartisan Congressional supporters the VCF will remain open until 2090, to handle claims by those injured and still suffering from the impact of the toxins at Ground Zero and their families and regretfully those that will become ill in the years to come.
We want to thank all those that helped in this effort, and the Members of Congress, Reps Carolyn Maloney D-NY, Jerrold Nadler D-NY, Peter King R-NY, Senators Kristen Gillibrand D-NY and Charles Schumer D-NY.
And we want to thank September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyyaher staff and the U.S. Justice Department for their work in ensuring compensation claims are processed as quickly as possible.