Archive of News (2023)
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The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has a message for survivors: Complete claims move faster
Over 50% of claims are missing necessary information according to an internal review.
Staten Islanders who lived along debris removal route may qualify for 9/11 victims’ fund, says NYC attorney
Borough residents who lived along the debris removal route may be eligible for compensation if they suffer from any of the cancers and respiratory illnesses currently linked to Ground Zero toxins.
Former VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya, FDNY Battalion Chief and UFOA Representative Sean Michael, and Executive Director, Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America, Lisa M. Sabitoni Join Board of Directors of 9/11 Health Watch
With the additions of Ms. Bhattacharyya, Mr. Michael, and Ms. Sabitoni, the organization will continue its mission to make sure that the goal of providing quality medical care and compensation for injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors is achieved.
Former VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya and FDNY Battalion Chief and UFOA Representative Sean Michael Join Board of Directors of 9/11 Responder and Advocacy Organization
With the additions of Ms. Bhattacharyya and Mr. Michael, the organization will continue its mission to make sure that the legislation creating the programs is fully funded and meets the need of all 9/11 responders, survivors, and their families.
TERT and BRAF V600E mutations in thyroid cancer of World Trade Center Responders
These results may indicate that exposure to the mixture of pollutants present in the WTC dust resulted in an excess thyroid cancer risk and potentially more aggressive thyroid cancer.
Congress must fully fund the health care for 9/11 heroes
It is unconscionable to have to continually seek support from lawmakers outside New York, and beg for funding for this essential, life-saving program, even while the numbers are clear.
Mom Who Got Uterine Cancer from 9/11 Finally Receives Victims’ Benefits for Her Disease
Karen Smith got uterine cancer from the toxic chemicals near to Ground Zero. She is one of the first women to be certified by the World Trade Center Health Program
More names to never forget added to NYPD memorial wall
Some 36 families filled the lobby of police headquarters in Manhattan on Tuesday for the NYPD Memorial Day ceremony, a poignant commemoration of officers who died in the line of duty in recent years.
State flags at half-staff for officer who died from 9/11-related illness
Flags on state buildings were at half-staff Thursday, in honor of fallen retired Senior Investigator Nicholas Georgeadis.
Tampa Bay 9/11 first responders hit with health care ‘one-two punch’ involving delays, other issues
A change in the company managing treatment for the World Trade Center Health Program has so far not improved access to care, according to patients with ailments caused by the 9/11 attacks.