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An American duty: The bipartisan commitment to add money to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and make it permanent must succeed

Cory Gardner was just out of law school in Colorado, 1,700 miles away, when terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Renewing the fight for 9/11 health funds

Nearly half of the 15,000 FDNY firefighters, officers and medics who were working on 9/11 — and survived — have gotten sick from their exposure to the toxins that swirled around the World Trade center site, union officials said Friday.

9/11 Victim Fund Is Almost Depleted. Here’s What That Means For Survivors.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which provides ongoing financial support for those who fell ill due to the 2001 terrorist attacks, is running out of money, officials said on Friday.

Centereach firefighter seeks record of Ground Zero work for line-of-duty leave

He blames the Centereach Fire Department for losing track of his service documentation, without which his social and financial benefits would be delayed.

9/11 Responders Don’t Plan On Letting Congress Stiff Them, This Time

If there’s one thing 9/11 responders have learned over the last decade and a half, it’s that Congress won’t do anything to soothe the illness and tragedy that is still unfolding…

Statement from 911 Health Watch on “Notice of Inquiry” Regarding the Potential of Cuts to Compensation for those Injured by 9/11

911 Health Watch wants to thank the Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), Rupa Bhattacharyya, the Department of Justice and Attorney General Sessions for today’s publication in the Federal Register of the VCF’s “Notice of Inquiry” regarding the potential shortfall of funds for the VCF and asking for comment on possible […]

Lower Manhattan clinic opens to ease backlog of 9/11-related illness cases

In the weeks after the September 11th attack, construction worker Tim Gleason was across the street from the World Trade Center trying to get the World Financial Center up and running.

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 : September 13, 2018 — Bangor Daily News — As toll of 9/11-related illnesses rises, we can’t forget these victims […]

Statement from 911 Health Watch on the Second Anniversary the appointment of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

Statement from 911 Health Watch on the Second Anniversary the appointment of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya. Below is a message from Rupa Bhattacharyya, released today on the Second Anniversary of her appointment as September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master. Ms. Bhattacharyya, along with Deputy Special Masters Stefanie Langsam, Jordan Feldman, and […]

Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

As a team, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) remains committed to awarding compensation as quickly and fairly as possible, and to handling each claim with the individual attention it deserves.