9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.

An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :

March 13, 2016New York PostID thefts traced to temp working at 9/11 law firm
A homeless man accused of stealing the identities of more than 20 victims got their personal information at a law firm that represents thousands of 9/11 responders, The Post has learned.

March 2, 2016NY1First Round of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Payments Being Made
Hundreds of September 11th first responders and survivors are getting full compensation after Congress provided funding.

March 1, 2016NY Daily NewsMore than 1,000 first-responders suffering 9/11-related health woes finally receive full compensation checks
The first batch of long-overdue payments — totaling more than $233.4 million — are on the way to Sept. 11 heroes courtesy of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

February 11, 2016
WBTWRenewal of legislation ‘relieves’ 9/11 first responders, victims
Reauthorized legislation has given peace of mind to hundreds of 9/11 first responders and their families – but not without a fight.

February 10, 2016
WSHU9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Triples Payments In Past Year
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund said it has offered financial support to nearly 6,000 victims’ families and first responders who became sick because of 9/11 in the past year.

January 28, 2016SILiveNed Thompson and why the Zadroga Act is important
Every Staten Islander should know what the Zadroga Act is and why it is important.

January 26, 2016NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: Lost info prevents retired cop with throat cancer from receiving 9/11 disability pension
He’s just four hours short.

January 25, 2016Chief LeaderDust Be Their Destiny: Growing Signs WTC Residue Caused Nerve Damage
Doctor: ‘No Cure’ for Afflicted First-Responders

January 14, 2016
FiOS1Study: 9/11 responders suffer from neuropathy at a much higher rate than non-responders
Mineola doctors share their findings on a condition that is not currently covered under the Zadroga Act

January 14, 2016
Downtown ExpressStill Fighting for Downtown’s 9/11 survivors
The last-minute Zadroga Act reauthorization last month was cause for celebration Downtown — and especially for 9/11 Environmental Action, which has been on the frontlines of the fight for healthcare for survivors of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

January 14, 2016NewsdayWinthrop-University docs say neuropathy caused by 9/11 dust; should be covered by Zadroga Act
World Trade Center responder John Coughlin of Sayville suffers from a host of conditions: heart disease that led to open-heart surgery and a pacemaker; diminished lung capacity; sleep apnea; and stomach disorders.

January 14, 2016CBS New YorkDoctors, 9/11 Responders Call For Covering Neuropathy Under Zadroga Act
Citing a new study, doctors at a Long Island hospital are pushing for more health care coverage for 9/11 first responders.

January 13, 2016New York PostState to pick tab for benefits of Ground Zero volunteers
The state plans to pick up the estimated $9 million tab of ­extending benefits to Ground Zero volunteers once a federal program set up in 2002 expires this year.

January 13, 2016WABCWidow fights to get husband’s 9/11 compensation check
They were the unsung heroes of 9/11; men who tirelessly worked at ground zero, months after the buildings fell.