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/ :

April 15, 2014 — Epoch Times — Unseen City: The Slow Deaths of 9/11
Last week an NYPD officer, Dennis Guerra, died in a New York City hospital after being injured on the job. Guerra and his partner were overcome by smoke after they responded to an apartment building fire.

April 10, 2014 — NY Daily News — 9/11 workers fund gets another manager to oversee 75 employees amid slow dole frustration
The $2.8 billion fund for sick 9/11 workers and their families has set aside awards for just 502 claims out of 6,702 submissions while 20,000 are believed to be eligible.

April 10, 2014 — NY Daily News — IRS to promote little-known Sept. 11 victim tax break after worker alerts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Disability income resulting from a terror attack is not taxable, a statue that even the city’s insurance manager was not recently aware of.

April 10, 2014 — Kirsten Gillibrand — As Tax Day Nears, Gillibrand Announces IRS Has Finally Clarified That 9/11 First Responders and Survivors Eligible for Tax Relief
Gillibrand Pressured IRS to Clarify Law in Order to Ensure that Eligible 9/11 Responders and Survivors and Their Families Can Access the Tax Benefits They Are Entitled To – Including a $10,000 Death Benefit

April 8, 2014 — NY1 — Researcher Shares Details of Study on Health Impacts of Dust from 9/11 Aftermath
We’ve known for years that the toxic dust inhaled by first responders to the September 11th attacks could lead to lung, heart and kidney problems, but new research out from Mount Sinai Hospital’s World Trade Center Health Program finds…