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Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Cognitive and Physical Impairments in World Trade Center Responders

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to increased prevalence and incidence of cognitive and physical impairment.

Sarlo-Diegnan-Greenstein Bill to Provide Support for Surviving Family of 9/11 Volunteers Advances

Legislation sponsored by Senate Budget and Appropriations Chair Paul Sarlo, Senator Patrick Diegnan and Senator Linda Greenstein that would provide benefits to surviving family members of police officers who volunteered…

Remembering FDIC’s First Chief Economist

Following a four-year battle with brain cancer, Dr. Richard Alan Brown, 58, died November 8.

MNUCHIN SAYS HE WAS PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN SECURING NEARLY $4 MILLION FOR 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS HEALTH PROGRAM

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he was “personally engaged” in the move to refund nearly $4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders who suffer lasting health effects from the attack…

Second Circuit Gives CFPB Chance to Revive 9/11 Victim Suit

A federal appeals court revived a fraud case against a legal settlement advance company that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says defrauded former NFL players and the families of Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims.

Statement from Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement regarding offsets applied by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to payments due to the Fire Department of New York (FDNY):

CMS Refunds Withheld Funds Designated for the Fire Department of the City of New York

New York City’s failure to resolve its outstanding debts owed to the federal taxpayers resulted in $3.3 million in World Trade Center Health Program funds being offset to resolve a debt to taxpayers.

9/11 workers who die of COVID to be added to Nesconset wall

A memorial wall of granite in Nesconset is to start including workers who were sickened by the 9/11 wreckage if they also die of COVID-19, so long as they had an underlying condition related to their work…