News & Updates Archives


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

June 16, 2016 -- Update on VCF Reauthorization
Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund published in the Federal Register the new updated regulations for the VCF as required by the recent reauthorization. I am forwarding to you today’s press release from the Department of Justice as well … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 -- Update from Special Master Birnbaum on VCF Reauthorization
Today, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum announced that the VCF had paid over 1 billion dollars in compensation to date and has so far authorized the full compensation payment to a total of 8,717 injured and … Continue reading

April 29, 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/ : April 8, 2016 — … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 -- September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Updated Statistics
Last week, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum released the following message and updated statistics on the progress to date in processing claims. Below is her message: Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum April 15, 2016 … Continue reading