Mr. Rosasco previously lectured for Lawline on the original James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010. The new lecture will focus on the James Zadroga Reauthorization Act of 2015 and the differences between the two acts. Lawyers can earn Continuing Legal Education credit for watching this practical lecture on April 10th or at a later time on streaming video.
The lecture is not just for lawyers. It will be taught in a easy to understand, down to earth manner so that anyone wishing to know more about the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (claimants, family members, reporters etc.) can learn the basics of the law. Click here if you would like to watch this lecture live on April 10th.
- In 2001, Congress created the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which provided compensation for economic and non-economic loss to individuals, or the personal representative of individuals, who were killed or physically injured as a result of the terrorist related attacks of September 11, 2001.
- On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (“Zadroga Act”). Title II of the Zadroga Act re-opened the VCF and expanded the eligibility criteria to include those who took part in the debris removal efforts during the immediate aftermath of the attacks.
- On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law a bill “reauthorizing” the Zadroga Act, which included the reauthorization of the VCF. The reauthorization extended the VCF for five years and included some important changes to the VCF’s policies and procedures for evaluating claims and calculating each claimant’s loss.
Mr. Rosasco will cover issues such as new filing deadlines, covered conditions (including almost 70 different types of 9/11 related cancer, COPD, and Sleep Apnea), eligibility requirements, appeals and average award amounts and how they are calculated.
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