News & Updates Archives


September 13, 2016 -- 9/11 Health and Compensation in the News
Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues. An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ : September 11, 2016 — … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 -- Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Ensure Benefits for 9/11 Workers and Volunteers
Below is the text of the release issued by Governor Cuomo on the extension of the deadline for individuals to register under the WTC Disability Law until September 11, 2018. You can find the release here. Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 -- Governor Cuomo Announces Monument to be Built Honoring 9/11 First Responders and Survivors State Will Launch Request for Proposals to Select Design and Location for Monument in New York City
Thank you Governor Cuomo for working to create a monument to be built honoring 9/11 injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors. Below is the text of the Governor’s press release, which can be found here. Governor Cuomo Announces Monument … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 -- Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya – Program Updates
Below is the message sent out today by the VCF Special Master. A Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya September 9, 2016 Dear Friends, As we approach the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, I wanted to take … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 -- 9/11 Health and Compensation in the News
Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues. An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ : August 31, 2016 — … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 -- Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya – Program Updates
Below is the message sent out today by the VCF Special Master. August 24, 2016 Dear Friends, It has been exactly one month since I officially joined the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”). In that time, I have had … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 -- Message from the New VCF Special Master
Below is the message sent out today by the new VCF Special Master. Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya – Introduction and Program Updates August 1, 2016 Dear Friends, As I assume my responsibilities as Special Master for the September … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 -- Statement of 911 Health Watch on Sheila Birnbaum stepping down as Special Master of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)
Statement of 911 Health Watch Inc. on Sheila Birnbaum stepping down as Special Master of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointing Ms. Rupa Bhattacharyya, currently the Director, Torts Branch, Civil Division, United States Department … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 -- Update on VCF from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum
Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master released a new message and new statistics on her progress. A Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum July 15, 2016 Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) issued updated program … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 -- 9/11 Health and Compensation in the News
Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues. An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ : June 15, 2016 — … Continue reading