9/11 Health in the News Update

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared this week so far 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/ :

June 25, 2013 — WFUV — Deadline Approaches for 9/11 Compensation Fund
First responders, workers and residents of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn still feeling the effects of 9/11 may be eligible for financial relief.


June 25, 2013 — Staten Island Advance — Staten Island’s Rep. Grimm among pols to announce 100-day countdown to register for 9/11 compensation
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn Monday announced the 100-day countdown to the deadline for first responders and other survivors to file claims for economic loss with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).


June 25, 2013 — CBS NY — Officials Urge Those Affected By 9/11 To Register For Victim Compensation Fund
Time is running out for people exposed to toxins from the Sept. 11 terror attacks to register for health benefits. A deadline of Oct. 3 is looming for those who are sick or might become sick because of 9/11.


June 25, 2013 — NY1 — 9/11 Health Bill Advocates Mark 100 Days To Deadline
With the deadline set for this fall, there’s a new push to get those affected by the attacks on September 11th to apply for the victim’s compensation fund.


June 25, 2013 — Fox — Benefits available to those exposed to 9/11 toxins
New York officials are reaching out to people who may have been physically affected by the 9/11 attacks to tell them they may still be eligible for health benefits.


June 25, 2013 — Washington Post — Health, economic benefits available to those exposed to 9/11 toxins; thousands still eligible
New York officials on Monday urged people who may have been affected by the 9/11 attacks to apply for economic benefits before an October deadline.


Ben Chevat
Executive Director
9/11 Health Watch