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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Makes First Payouts For Cancer

October 23, 2013

By on 9/11 Cancers

There are over 1,000 Claimants waiting for their cancer claims to be reviewed and deemed eligible for an award by the VCF. Once an award decision has been made by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Claimants will initially receive 10% of their award and the rest is expected to be paid out in 2016.

Overall, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has been allotted $2.775 billion for Claimants’ compensation of their cancer and other 9/11 related illnesses. According to VCF program statistics that were published on September 16th, there have been 78 claims that have been rendered compensation decisions for 9/11 related illnesses and over 2,000 under review.

New Study Shows Escalated Cancer Rate Among NYPD Officers Due To Ground Zero Exposure

October 4, 2013

By on 9/11 Cancers

NYPD and other officials are advising officers to watch their health if they were part of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Whether you were a police officer, firefighter or anyone who was exposed to Ground Zero dust and debris, you should enroll in the World Trade Center Health Program. The WTCHP doctors specialize in 9/11 related cancers and other illnesses. Even if you are not sick, the WTCHP offers free health monitoring and care.