9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared over the last few days 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/ :

October 5, 2013 — PIX 11 — 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.

October 3, 2013 — Time — 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.

October 3, 2013 — NY1 — Deadline Arrives For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Today is the deadline to register for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

October 3, 2013 — NY Daily News — 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.

October 3, 2013 — USA Today — Deadline arrives for 9/11 victim fund
Thursday is the deadline to register with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

October 1, 2013 — Long Island Newday — 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.

October 1, 2013 — Long Island Newsday — 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.

October 1, 2013 — NY Daily News — 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.

October 1, 2013 — NY1 — Deadline Approaching For Victims Compensation Fund For Sept. 11 Attacks
People who were injured or became ill as a result of the September 11th attacks have one week to register for the Victims Compensation Fund. The deadline is October 3.

September 30, 2013 — Daily Journal — Paramedic, Sept. 11 responder passes after battle with cancer
Cancer caught up to John W. Wyatt Jr. on Tuesday, ending a six-year, off-and-on battle for the former Fire Department of New York paramedic and Sept. 11 responder.