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Scammers target Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Consumers are reporting a new imposter scam — this time the callers are pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

Understanding Bankruptcy Exemptions Covering September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Payments

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 … Continue reading

When 9/11 arrives, remember the living

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 … Continue reading

Peter King is My Hero

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

9/11 Health and Compensation Act and Public Employees

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. Continue reading

FLEOA Partnering with 9/11 Health Watch

The events of September 11th, 2001 changed thousands of lives and still, almost twelve years later, its impact is still being felt. Continue reading

The Second Anniversary

What an amazing, and often times horrendous, six year journey from 2005-2011 was for many 9/11 First Responders. Continue reading

A physician’s perspective on the Zadroga Act

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. Continue reading