U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.

Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.

The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

REGISTRATION AND CLAIM FILING DEADLINES

There are two deadlines in the VCF’s claim filing process: a Claim Filing Deadline and a Registration Deadline. It is important to distinguish between the two and be aware of which applies to your individual circumstances.

We have comprehensive information about each deadline, as well as details about when to register, and when to file a claim.

Breadcrumb

7.3 Is the Private Physician process available only to deceased individuals who were previously certified by the WTC Health Program and now claim a cancer, ...

Question
7.3 Is the Private Physician process available only to deceased individuals who were previously certified by the WTC Health Program and now claim a cancer, or is it also available to personal injury victims who were previously certified for a non-cancer and are now seeking compensation for a cancer?
Answer

The Private Physician process will remain available for all claims - deceased or personal injury – where the victim was previously deemed eligible for compensation from the VCF based on a certified condition and is now seeking to add a cancer. Please note that the individual must have been previously certified for at least one eligible condition, and deemed eligible for compensation by the VCF, in order to seek verification of a cancer through the Private Physician process. For individuals claiming cancer who are not currently certified for treatment of any condition by the WTC Health Program, they must go to the WTC Health Program for certification of the cancer, although they can, of course, continue to be treated by their treating physician.

Question Number
3