On December 18, 2015 President Obama signed into law a bill re-authorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, to extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) for an additional five years.
This will benefit individuals impacted by the events of 9/11 including men who developed prostate cancer as a result of exposure to the disaster.
Importantly, the re-authorization extends the deadline for submitting claims. Previously the VCF said it would stop receiving claims on October 3, 2016. This is no longer the case. As of September 2, the new deadline for filing a claim (and all supporting documents) is December 18, 2020.
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