News & Updates Archives


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

March 22, 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/ : March 13, 2016 — … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 -- Reminder of possible tax relief for some disabled 9/11 Responders, Survivors and the families of those who have died from their 9/11 injuries
911 Health Watch wanted to again remind disabled 9/11 Responders, Survivors and the families of those who have died from their 9/11 injuries of possible tax relief available to them. Through Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s efforts in 2014, the Internal Revenue … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 -- Statement from 911 Health Watch on Special Master Birnbaum’s Update on Payments
“The update issued by Special Master Birnbaum, reporting that the VCF has authorized over 1,000 full payments as of February 29th and that the VCF is on track with its plans to fully implement the reauthorization is good news for … Continue reading