Great news today for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claimants. The VCF, in its ongoing successful efforts to process claims more quickly for 9/11 victims, issued a list of new "Claims Management System Enhancements" effective August 2015.
I think the most important changes for claimants are:
- easier online registration changing many questions from "required" to "optional";
- reduced number of "eligibility" questions;
- reduced number of required "compensation" questions;
- revamped document checklists with a new layout which is easier to navigate;
The most important changes for attorneys representing claimant's before the VCF are related to the automatic transfer of information from original "personal injury claims" to new "death claims" which should significantly speed up the process and spare additional heartache for the surviving family members.
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has already processed thousands of claims and awarded over $1.3 billion to date. These new enhancements should continue the admirable strides the Fund has made since it first opened. Its always nice to see our government working efficiently to give heroes what they deserve.
The 9/11 VCF attorneys at Turley Hansen & Partners ask that all those affected by 9/11 across the country to support the effort to Extend the 9/11 James Zadroga Act so that all future 9/11 related cancer victims can obtain medical care and be fully compensated for their economic loss.