On Monday, September 9, local elected officals gathered to draw attention to the impending deadline for victims of 9/11 to register for benefits related to the Victims' Compensation Fund (VCF).
The financial compensation available through the VCF applies to injured and ill 9/11 first-responders and survivors. Those sites include not only the World Trade Center, but the Pentagon and the Shankesville crash sites, as well. Those who believe they are eligible for compensation can register by visiting the VCF's website at www.vcf.gov.
Injured and ill 9/11 first responders and survivors should be aware of several facts:
Most must register by the Oct. 3 deadline, or they will not be able to file a claim.
You MUST register with the VCF ? even if you are enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program and are receiving its health benefits.