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There is a disturbing front page story in today’s issue of the New York Daily News, “9/11 Fund Death Spiral – Toxin Ills Explode as Vic’s Aid Evaporates”  .  According to this article, there are so many people filing 9/11 cancer death claims and claims for other illnesses that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) could run out of money before everyone is helped. 

The Special Master of the VCF, Rupa Bhattacharyya, would not confirm that the fund is running out of money. But one well know 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Advocate stated that: “I’m pretty confident that they will run out of money.”

As a result, Turley Hansen & Rosasco is making a new push to get new 9/11 cancer claims filed before the end of 2018.  We want to make sure that everyone who has a potential 9/11 claim is properly screened for eligibility for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and submits their claim as soon as possible. Call us today at 1-855-WTC-INFO ( 1-855-982-4636 ) for a Free Case Evaluation.

Potentially eligible 9/11 cancer death claimants include first responders, police officers, FBI agents, FEMA officials, FDNY firefighters, volunteer firefighters, Red Cross volunteers, EMT’s, Con Ed workers, Verizon workers, ironworkers, truck drivers and crane operators. Other eligible workers include downtown cleaners, workers on Wall Street (including the New York Stock Exchange and various banks), federal workers (including those at 26 Federal Plaza and the Federal Reserve), civilians and officers at One Police Plaza and workers on Broadway, Rector, Beaver, Water Streets and surrounding areas. All downtown residents who were living in lower Manhattan below Canal Street between 9/11/2001 and 5/30/2002 are also eligible if they have since developed a 9/11 related cancer or other illness. Finally, students enrolled in school below Canal Street (elementary, high school, college) are also eligible.

Former “Daily Show” host and long time supporter of 9/11 victims, John Stewart , told the Daily News that the number of 9/11 cancer victims is “outrageous”. He plans to join other 9/11 advocates to obtain more money from Congress to help first responders, and survivors.  As the 17th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us tomorrow, we must all pull together to continue to help all 9/11 victims.