Updated: Jun 14, 2019
The Special Master has recently provided us with updated statistics. As of June 30, 2017, the Fund has issued nearly seventeen thousand awards, with a total value of approximately $2.8 billion. This means that the average award is approximately $218,000, and includes nearly $2.4 billion in awards for first responders.
The Special Master further advised us that approximately 65% of all claims filed in 2015 have been resolved, and that she expects that all claims filed in 2015 will be resolved by the end of this calendar year. The Fund has prioritized claims so as to resolve the oldest claims first. The Fund is also undertaking efforts to make the claims process more transparent, so as to provide us with more information as to the status of our client's claims.
The registration period remains open for anyone with conditions recently certified (within the past two years) as being WTC-related. The Fund will remain open until December 18, 2020, and anyone certified with a new WTC-related condition will likewise be eligible, so long as they register within two years of their new diagnosis.
If you would like representation regarding your VCF claim, please contact us at (212) 766-5800.