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I highly recommend Pitta Baione law firm. Matthew and Chris are prompt to return calls, extremely professional, diligent, attentive and compassionate. They listen to your concerns and don't stop working on your behalf until they get results.

Linda Grandstaff

From our initial phone call, we felt extremely confident in Pitta & Baione. handling our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim. Their expertise and familiarity with the 9/11 VCF claims process was evident in all that they did to help us with all aspects of our claim. We consistently felt their commitment to us and we continue to consider them a valued and trusted source of support.

Dawn Tauber

The attorneys in this firm were understanding, compassionate, took the time to explain everything that was needed. They kept me up-to-date with the progress of my case and did everything possible to expedite it to a successful conclusion. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who needed the assistance that I did

Robert Crook

Professional, Excellent, Caring and Distinguished Attorneys and Staff who make every client special. Always striving and determined to accomplish a positive end result. They continually keep everyone up to date with the progress and reports about a clients case. An exceptional and considerate firm. I continually refer friends and family as well as anyone looking for a great group. Thank you for your assistance. It is greatly appreciated.

George Kvocka

Matthew and his brother Chris helped me get a settlement so quickly it took my breath away! They were both not only professional and knowledgeable, but they took the time to actually talk to me and get to know me, I didn't feel like just another client, but family. They helped expedite my settlement in record time, when I needed it most!

Leslie Tarver

Christopher Baione is the Partner at the firm who assisted me with my legal needs. During a very difficult time in my life he was very patient, listened to my concerns, always had time to answer my questions and was available via phone or email. I hope to not need to call him again, but if I do, he will be the attorney I will be visiting. Excellent attorney. 5 stars from me

Carmen Fiallo

I thank you for your amazing services, very professional, respectful...my dad and I were very pleased... we appreciate Mr Matthew Baione very much and staff... we need good people like them to have a better world.

Anonymous

The firm is very professional, in particular the two Baione brothers. The staff that I had and conversations with were pleasant and very cordial. Most of all I was never confused on what was needed from me regarding my case. They have worked as speedy as I could have wished in helping me with my case. Good Group keep up the good work.

John Bucalo

My wife tells me that we were rejected by two other law firms because they felt there was no case.than she found the Baione brothers.not only did they take the case,held our hands the whole time but got us the maximum we hoped to receive

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Pitta & Baione Successful Claims

$3+ Million

Breast Cancer
$3+ Million Breast Cancer

Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast cancer.

$1.95+ Million

Brain Cancer
$1.95+ Million Brain Cancer

Favorable result secured for an NYPD detective who responded to the attacks and later suffered from 9/11 brain cancer.

$1.76+ Million

Lung Cancer
$1.76+ Million Lung Cancer

Secured a wrongful death claim on behalf of a union carpenter who worked on the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 lung cancer.

$1.65+ Million

Thyroid Cancer
$1.65+ Million Thyroid Cancer

Secured a favorable result for an area worker in Lower Manhattan who later developed 9/11 thyroid cancer.

$1.7+ Million

Brain Cancer
$1.7+ Million Brain Cancer

Secured an expedited award for New York State Supreme Court employee who was disabled by 9/11 brain cancer.

$1.3+ Million

Leukemia
$1.3+ Million Leukemia

Secured a wrongful death award on behalf of a Lower Manhattan corporate executive who was diagnosed with 9/11 leukemia.

$1.1+ Million

Lung Cancer
$1.1+ Million Lung Cancer

Secured an expedited award for a union carpenter who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung cancer.

$1.1+ Million

Lung Disease
$1.1+ Million Lung Disease

Secured an expedited award for a Local 94 operating engineer who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung disease.

$1+ Million

Nasal Cavity Cancer
$1+ Million Nasal Cavity Cancer

Secured an xpedited award for a DSNY sanitation worker who assisted in the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 nasal cavity cancer.

$1+ Million

Brain Cancer
$1+ Million Brain Cancer

Secured an expedited award for a New York City Department of Corrections corrections officer who served as a volunteer responder on 9/11 and later developed a disabling and rare 9/11 brain cancer.

$960K+ Thousand

Lung Cancer
$960K+ Thousand Lung Cancer

Secured a favorable result for a wrongful death claim on behalf of a TWU Local 100 MTA worker who participated in the 9/11 recovery efforts and later developed 9/11 lung cancer.

$770K+ Thousand

Colon Cancer
$770K+ Thousand Colon Cancer

Successfully represented an union carpenter who built temporary structures at Ground Zero as a 9/11 responder and later developed disabling 9/11 colon cancer.

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Don’t Let The Deadline Pass! Remember to Register for Your 9/11 Benefits 

In addition to the eligibility requirements of exposure to toxic dust at a 9/11 crash site and the development of a covered illness or injury, there are important deadlines that determine whether or not you may still file a claim. These deadlines primarily apply to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, the 9/11 benefits program that issues monetary compensation awards for the pain, suffering, and lost earnings caused by 9/11-related physical conditions. There is still time to apply in most cases and the 911 compensation lawyers at our firm is standing by to answer any questions you may have about deadlines as they relate to your particular circumstances.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Deadlines

The applicable deadline is the date by which the required forms must be submitted/uploaded to your online claim or postmarked (if sending by mail). If the date falls on a Sunday or a Federal Government holiday, the forms must be submitted/uploaded or postmarked by the next business day.for a September 11th Victim Compensation Fund claim are registration and filing deadlines.

Our 911 Compensation Lawyers Explain the Registration Deadline

The first deadline is the date by which you must register your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. This date is different for each claimant and depends on individual circumstances, most importantly the Registration Start Date. The Registration Start Date is defined as the date on which the claimant knew or reasonably should have known: (1) that the victim suffered physical harm as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or debris removal in the immediate aftermath, and (2) that the claimant was eligible to file a claim with the VCF. Prior to the newly announced deadlines, the VCF declared the start date of the two-year deadline to register for 9/11 victim compensation as the date on which an illness or condition was first diagnosed. The below chart lists the deadlines that correspond to the claimant’s individual Registration Start Date.

VCF Registration Deadlines for Personal Injury Claimants

Victim’s ConditionRegistration Start DateRegistration Deadline
Non-Cancer ConditionsOn or before 10/3/1110/3/13
On or after 10/4/11Two years after Registration Start Date, but no later than 12/18/20
Cancer (excluding prostate and rare cancers)On or before 10/12/1210/12/14
On or after 10/13/12Two years after Registration Start Date, but no later than 12/18/20
Prostate CancerOn or before 10/21/1310/21/15
On or after 10/22/13Two years after Registration Start Date, but no later than 12/18/20
Rare cancers added to the WTCHP list on 2/18/14On or before 2/18/142/18/16
On or after 2/19/14Two years after Registration Start Date, but no later than 12/18/20
New-Onset Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseOn or before 8/4/168/4/18
On or after 8/6/16Two years after Registration Start Date, but no later than 12/18/20

VCF Registration Deadlines for Deceased Claimants

Victim is Deceased and Died of:Date of DeathClaim Filing Deadline
Non-Cancer ConditionsOn or before 10/3/1110/3/13
On or after 10/4/11Two years after the date of death
Cancer (excluding prostate and rare cancers)On or before 10/12/1210/12/14
On or after 10/13/12Two years after the date of death
Prostate CancerOn or before 10/21/1310/21/15
On or after 10/22/13Two years after the date of death
Rare cancers added to the WTCHP list on 2/18/14On or before 2/18/142/18/16
On or after 2/19/14Two years after the date of death
New-Onset Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseOn or before 8/4/168/4/18
On or after 8/6/16Two years after the date of death

Filing Deadline

The second deadline is the date by which you must fully file your completed forms and allrequired supporting documents. This date is the same for all claimants: December 18, 2020. If the government does not have everything it needs to process your claim by this date, it is possible your VCF claim will be denied or inaccurately calculated with no recourse.

Fund Closure Date

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is currently due to close on December 18, 2020. No new claims or documents will be accepted beyond this point, although pending claims may continue to be processed as is – meaning it is very important to fully submit a complete claim as soon as possible.

Funding Limitations

In addition to the above deadlines, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has limited funding available. Compensation awards are currently being disbursed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no plans for additional funding. It is possible that the entire fund can be depleted prior to the December 18, 2020 closure date.

World Trade Center Health Program Deadlines

Generally, there are no deadlines concerning the World Trade Center Health Program other than its 2090 expiration date.

For more information about the 9/11 benefits deadlines of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program, contact the 911 compensation lawyers Pitta & Baione LLP at 844-982-2667 or [email protected].

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