Cresskill, NJ: RD Legal Funding, LLC (“RD Legal”) continues to support the 9/11 first responder community and favors its recent efforts to renew the James Zadroga Act. Recently, in solidarity with the first responder community, RD Legal donated $5,000 to a fundraiser held by 9/11 Health Watch on September 16th. In attendance were some unions who lost members during 9/11 and who continue to suffer as a result of these losses. The featured speaker of the night was former First Lady, Senator, and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“We remain committed to helping the community and providing support in any way we can to renew the James Zadroga Act,” says Joseph Genovesi, President of RD Legal, and himself a staunch supporter of first responder advocacy. At this recent fundraiser, RD Legal contributed to 9/11 Health Watch, which was created by affected unions and first responder advocate groups. 9/11 Health Watch monitors and suggests improvements to programs intended to aid first responders, and helps first responders gain access to any care or information they may need. In addition to donating to this recent fundraiser, RD Legal has been a longtime supporter of the FealGood Foundation, and has donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
As the Victim Compensation Fund gradually evaluates the claims of first responders, the first responder community still suffers while waiting for their compensation awards to be approved. RD Legal’s longstanding support of the community and intimate knowledge of the problems facing them has led the company to tailor a program for first responders whose VCF awards have been approved.
Generally, first responders whose VCF claims have been approved are eligible to receive 10% of their awards now and the remainder in late 2016/2017. RD Legal is offering advanced funding on the second portion of the award. “In the past, RD Legal set up a similar program where we were able to provide funding to first responders with awards from their New York City settlements,” says Genovesi of this funding initiative, “so providing funding to the first responders on their Zadroga awards is something we are familiar with and will be able to do in a very short amount of time.”
If you are a first responder and have your VCF award letter, you may be eligible for funding on the second portion of your VCF award from RD Legal. For more information about the funding process to 9/11 first responders, please call 1-800-565-5177 or visit our website to read about our funding solutions.