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Monthly Archives: August 2017

What is the Status of Your Zadroga Act Compensation Claim?

August 31, 2017

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Since it was first established, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has received and processed thousands of claims. It continues to receive new claims every week. Given the large volume of VCF claims and the detailed review and analysis involved in processing and approving them, it can often take a long time before any compensation (or denial) gets in the hands of a 9/11 victim, first responder, or recovery worker. If you are waiting on a determination as to your claim for Zadroga Act compensation, you’ll understandably want to get information as to the status of your claim as it… READ ARTICLE

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Has Awarded Over $2.8 Billion to Almost 17,000 Claimants According to Most Recent Report

August 24, 2017

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In July, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) released its quarterly report discussing the progress of its work processing claims and granting awards for compensation to those who have suffered from illness and injury or lost a loved one as a result of the September 11th attacks. Thousands of victims, first responders, and recovery workers as well as their families have received compensation from the Fund to help them with the challenges they face every single day. Thousands more are waiting for determinations from the VCF as to their claims for compensation. In releasing the report, VCF Special Master Rupa… READ ARTICLE

Memorial Honoring Rescue and Recovery Workers to Rise at WTC Site

August 17, 2017

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

This past May marked the 15th anniversary of the end of rescue and recovery efforts at the site of the World Trade Center. To mark that solemn occasion, and to recognize the commitment and sacrifice of the thousands of men and women who toiled at Ground Zero after 9/11, a new memorial and dedication will be built at the World Trade Center site, it was recently announced. 9/11 Memorial & Museum Board Chairman Michael R. Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and board member Jon Stewart announced the dedication in late May as part of activities commemorating the work of rescue… READ ARTICLE

New Study Connects 9/11 Presence to Increased Risk of Heart & Lung Problems

August 10, 2017

By on WTC Victim Fund

As the years have passed since that terrible day the Twin Towers were brought down, researchers keep learning more about the long-term health consequences related to the inhalation of toxic dust and other hazardous materials at the World Trade Center site. A recent example is a study which strongly suggests that those who were present at the WTC site on 9/11 have an increased long-term risk for numerous heart and lung ailments, including increased levels of asthma, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic physical and psychological disorders. Published in the journal Injury Epidemiology, the study examined data on 8,701 people… READ ARTICLE