October 3 Deadline to Register for VCF
By law, WTC-exposed individuals who plan to file a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VFC) and who knew (or reasonably should have known) that they had a WTC-related physical health condition as of October 3, 2011 must register online by October 3, 2013. Special circumstances (PDF) apply to people with WTC-related cancer who have longer to register.
Even if you already are enrolled in either the WTC Health Program or the WTC Health Registry, you should register in the VCF if you wish to be compensated for any WTC-related physical injuries. The VCF is a completely separate program administered by the US Department of Justice.
WTC-exposed individuals who didn’t know as of October 3, 2011 that they had a physical health condition related to their exposure must register within 2 years of the date they learned or reasonably should have known this information for the first time.
As long as you register within the relevant two-year window, you can submit your eligibility form online at any time through October 3, 2016.