Archive of News (2013)

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9/11 victim fund covers cancer for first time

The federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has for the first time paid out cash awards for cancer.

Five NYPD police officers who died from 9/11-related illnesses and cop killed in on-duty accident added to memorial near Ground Zero

Grieving families joined Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly Friday when the names of six cops who died in the line of duty were added to the police memorial near Ground Zero.

9/11 victim fund applications mount as deadline looms

The claims process for the 9/11 Victim Fund will move even more slowly than it has, as a result of the surge in people registering to meet Thursday’s midnight deadline.

9/11 Compensation Claims Surge as Deadline Nears

The number of people seeking help with medical expenses stemming from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has ballooned in recent days as the deadline to apply for assistance from a 9/11 fund looms.

Deadline Arrives For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Today is the deadline to register for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Victims of World Trade Center toxic dust face deadline for registering with $2.8 billion Victims Compensation Fund

People with illnesses have until Thursday to register for the fund. Everyone who may qualify — even those in doubt — is encouraged to join the more than 40,000 people who have already registered.

Deadline arrives for 9/11 victim fund

Thursday is the deadline to register with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Study: Cancer up among NYPD cops since 9/11

Cancers among NYPD officers involved in various recovery operations after the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes have increased five fold since the 2001 attacks, officials disclosed Monday.

As deadline nears, applications to 9/11 fund soar

With just a few days remaining until a key deadline, more than 32,000 people have applied to the federal compensation fund for people with illnesses that might be related to toxic fallout from the Sept. 11 attacks, program officials said.

New York cops’ cancer rate soaring in wake of 9/11

Before the World Trade Center attacks, the NYPD had five recorded thyroid cancer sufferers in its ranks. Since 2001, it’s had about 50.