News & Updates Archives


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

July 3, 2015 -- 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 17, 2015 — … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 -- 9/11 Memorial to Mark the 13th Anniversary of the End of the Recovery Operations at Ground Zero
We wanted to share with you the program of events at the 9/11 Memorial to mark the 13th anniversary of the end of the recovery operations at Ground Zero. There will be a special program on the Health issues facing … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 -- World Trade Center Health Program’s Website has New Resources
We wanted you to know that the World Trade Center Health Program’s website has new resources for both those interested in applying to the Program as well as current members that you might find helpful. Here is the url to … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 -- 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 17, 2015 — … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 --
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 14, 2015 — … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 -- Statement on 4th Anniversary of the Passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
Today is the fourth anniversary of the passage by Congress of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. We at 911 Health Watch would like to take this time to note the many ways in which the Zadroga law … Continue reading