Archive of News (2013)

9/11 Hero Suffering PTSD Says NYPD Won’t Give Him Disability Pay

A decorated police officer whose heroics on 9/11 saved countless lives but left him an emotional wreck says the NYPD is stiffing him out of retirement money.

Governor Cuomo Announces Significant new Protections for World Trade Center Workers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced World Trade Center workers who performed rescue, recovery and clean-up in the year after 9/11 now have significant new protections for workers’ compensation benefits.

Firefighting Technology: 9/11 Kidney Study, DHS Compliance Assessment

Research presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals that exposure to high levels of particulate matter causes significant damage to first responders’ kidneys.

Wait for Medical Relief Drags on for Last of Ground Zero Victims

More than twelve years after the attack on the World Trade Center, thousands of people who inhaled toxic air at the site of Ground Zero are still awaiting government help for the medical problems they’ve since suffered.

9/11 asbestos crews share fear of health coverage running out

A few days after the Twin Towers fell, Marcos Segura was at Ground Zero — one of more than 2,300 asbestos workers called in to remove the toxic dust blown into surrounding buildings.

Frustration over pace of 9/11 fund distribution

Advocates and responders say they are frustrated with the slow pace of claims awarded from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

World Trade Center Registry Reopened and New Protections Accorded to Workers

On November 13, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed significant protections for World Trade Center workers into the Workers’ Compensation Law under Article 8-A.

Frustration over 9/11 victims fund grows as ailing responders grapple with slow payouts

Thousands of sick 9/11 responders learned Friday that the $2.8 billion fund established to compensate them has made final rulings on 112 claims after two years of work.

Report Says Very Few Applications From People With 9/11 Related Health Problems Processed So Far

Only a tiny fraction of applications from people who need help with health problems related to September 11th have been processed.

Report: Slow payouts from the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund to first responders

A new report reveals that payouts to people with illnesses related to the Sept. 11 attacks are slow.