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Consumers are reporting a new imposter scam — this time the callers are pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
Some injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors, who have experienced personal bankruptcy are now finally receiving compensation for the 9/11 injuries under the federal legislation.
A PRACTITIONERS PERSPECTIVE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11 VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND
A PRACTITIONERS PERSPECTIVE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11 VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND By: Noah Kushlefsky, Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP The Zadroga Act’s reopened September 11 Victim Compensation Fund provides a measure of financial relief and security to those selfless individuals who participated in the rescue, recovery and clean up efforts at […]
When 9/11 arrives, remember the living Thousands still suffer BY Richard Alles, James Slevin Alles is national legislative director with the Uniformed Fire Officers Association. Slevin is vice president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association. Both are members of the 9/11 Health Watch board of directors . Reprinted from NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, August 31, […]
I am glad to see that The New York Times Magazine article, “Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s Post-Scandal Playbook,” written by Jonathan Van Meter and published on April 10, 2013, has attempted to correct the scandalous falsehood the magazine had originally published: that Congressman Peter King, had tried to kill the James Zadroga 9/11 Health […]
The “Sequester” is Here and It is Cutting the Funding of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs, an update
In October, I wrote “What is “sequester” and why is it threatening to cut the funding of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs?” Well the “sequester” is now here and it is cutting both of the 9/11 programs. My article from the fall described how the 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs came to be under […]
The passage of the James Zadroga Act has been essential for the health and well-being of public sector workers affected by 9/11. Despite the fact that over 11 years have passed since the terrorist attacks, many individuals have yet to learn about the World Trade Center Health Program and the care it provides for responders, volunteers, and survivors.
The events of September 11th, 2001 changed thousands of lives and still, almost twelve years later, its impact is still being felt.
What an amazing, and often times horrendous, six year journey from 2005-2011 was for many 9/11 First Responders.
As an occupational and environmental physician based in New York, I have had the privilege to have been a part of the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program since its inception, which set out first to describe the medical conditions affecting first responders.