The Seventh Annual Status Report and the Third Annual Reassessment of Policies and Procedures required under the terms of the Reauthorized Zadroga Act, of 2015, was published on February 15th, 2019; informing that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will implement significant reductions in awards, and these reductions will affect all Victim Compensation Fund claims, past present and future. 

Quote from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya tops report; “I deeply regret that I could not honor my intention to spare claims from any reductions made due to a determination of funding insufficiency. But the stark reality of the data leaves me no choice.”


On February 25th, 2019, cutbacks outlined in the report sparked a bipartisan effort to reinstate funding. 

S.546 - Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act

The Victims Compensation Fund can only award funds that are appropriated to it by Congress.

Heroic measures to restore and protect funding for the Victims Compensation Fund are introduced in the form of this bill being pushed in Washington DC. 

If the president signs the “Never Forget the Heroes” bill the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will be authorized to fully pay eligible claimants through fiscal year 2090.

To read more follow the link https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/546/text

Tragically 9/11 Latent Injury/Illness is a growing epidemic in the United States.  Registering your involvement will preserve your right to file a claim under the Victims Compensation Act in the future.

Allow the legal teams of The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. to assist you in registering your volunteer, occupational, residential or consumer presence near Ground Zero.                                              

Contact us to discuss your eligibility and to register your 9/11 participation.