Program FAQ Videos

The Federal programs created by the James Zadroga Act in 2010 provide medical treatment and compensation for injured 9/11 responders and survivors who live across the country in every State and in 434 of 435 Congressional Districts. However, many of those that would benefit have yet to apply.

To help ensure that the programs are serving all those who need them and to combat misinformation, 911 Health Watch has developed a series of informational videos made up of a selection of short topics based on frequently asked questions.

Below are videos that describe and answer questions on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund or VCF. The videos are presented in two formats, first in one long 22-minute video with several questions and answers, and then in a series of ten short videos focused on individual questions and answers.

We will have videos on the World Trade Center Health Program shortly.

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The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Explained


The Difference Between the VCF and the WTC Health Program


Who is Eligible for the VCF?


How Do I Start the VCF Process?


Is There a Deadline for the VCF?


How to File a Claim With the VCF


How Do I Prove I Was There for the VCF?


What Does the VCF Compensate?


Do I Need a Lawyer for the VCF?


Where Can I Get More Information About the VCF?


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