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VCF Deadline Extended to July 2021, Aiding Those Who Were Late

Posted 12/13/19

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has revisited its policy of imposing a two-year deadline for first-responders, survivors and their families to apply from the time a family member had died, or from the date their WTC condition had been certified, according to a VCF spokesperson, setting a new deadline of July 29, 2021.

Several 9/11 compensation lawyers and WTC health-care advocates said the change throws a lifeline to thousands of people who had been previously denied benefits because of the two-year deadline.

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