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Tag Archives: WTC victims

Four More Cancers are Now Covered Under the Zadroga Act

The James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act reopens the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The fund was designed to provide compensation for economic and non-economic losses to individuals or relatives of deceased individuals who were killed or physically injured as a result of the 9/11 attacks.  Detective James Zadroga, for whom the Act was named, passed… Read More »

Officers Accused of Fraudulent Claims for PTSD after 9/11

More than 100 retired police officers, firefighters and correctional officers are being charged with Social Security disability fraud for allegedly faking the extent of their disabilities to unlawfully obtain disability benefits. Many of those accused of scamming the system say their troubles, including psychiatric problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), began after the 9/11… Read More »

WTCHP: Proposal to Add Prostate Cancer Coverage

In a long-awaited move, the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) posted a proposal to the Federal Register on July 2 that would include prostate cancer as a covered illness. If you were present at the disaster area or exposed to toxins or debris from the site, this is important news. Despite… Read More »

Eligibility for VCF Benefits

The eligibility requirements for obtaining compensation for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund has changed. Please click here to see our blog post on Post911Attorneys.com for more information. The Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) makes benefits available to those directly involved in the September 11 terrorist attacks as well as those in proximity to the Twin Towers’… Read More »

9/11 and Mental Health

It is no exaggeration to say that the 9/11 terrorist attacks inflicted psychological and emotional trauma on Americans from coast to coast — and indeed, on people around the world. No one alive on that infamous day can ever forget the fear and horror that overtook us as we watched the disaster unfold, and the… Read More »

Determining Whether You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had negatively affected their health. New asthma diagnoses spiked as did other types of lung and respiratory… Read More »

Determining if You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had affected their health negatively. New asthma diagnoses spiked as did other types of lung and respiratory… Read More »

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Updates — Calculating Compensation Amounts

As of October 2012, approximately 14,000 potential claimants have registered through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s website. Of those, fewer than 700 claimants submitted eligibility forms, many of which lacked essential information when submitted. A small number of individuals have been informed of their eligibility for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF),… Read More »

The Inspiring Story of a 9/11 Survivor

September 11, 2001, was both a tragic day and one that would forever transform the lives of Sujo John and his wife Mary. Sujo John had just arrived at work in the first World Trade Center building when an American Airlines plane struck it. As the building exploded into flames, Sujo John and hundreds of… Read More »

Honoring Victims at the 9/11 Memorial

September 11, 2001, was undoubtedly one of the most tragic days in American history. Today, individuals from around the globe can honor the men, women and children killed during the attack at the new 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Individuals who cannot visit the memorial in New York City can explore the memorial online…. Read More »