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Are New York residents who are not first responders eligible for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

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Yes! In addition to first responders, all downtown Manhattan workers, residents and students are eligible for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. If you or a loved one were in lower Manhattan anytime between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, you may be eligible for significant compensation from the 9/11 Fund and free lifetime medical care from the World Trade Center Health Program. All you or a loved one needs is  to have been diagnosed with one eligible health condition (such as cancer, respiratory, or digestive) since 9/11/2001. Call Hansen & Rosasco today at 212-697-3701 to see if you qualify!

These can include workers such as:

  1. Financial workers
  2. Insurance company workers
  3. Government workers.
  4. Utility workers
  5. Construction workers
  6. Truck drivers
  7. Law firm workers
  8. Real estate workers
  9. Cleaners
  10. Maintenance workers
  11. Many others

Residents can include those who lived in :

  1. Tribeca
  2. Battery Park City
  3. Chinatown
  4. Little Italy
  5. Financial District
  6. Lower East Side
  7. NYC Housing Authority 
  8. Many others

Students can include:

  1. Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMMC)
  2. Pace University
  3. Stuyvesant High School
  4. Many other public and private schools

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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