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Two-Year Deadline for 9/11 Cancer Compensation Claims – But Two Years from When?

September 20, 2017

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Cancer can strike anyone at any time. But for survivors, first responders, and recovery workers who were present at the World Trade Center and in Lower Manhattan on and in the days after the September 11th attacks, cancer is an even greater risk. The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) has identified over 68 kinds of cancers related to the toxic dust that arose from the rubble after the Towers collapsed. A full list of cancers covered by the WTCHP and included on the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions can be found here. Thousands of individuals are suffering from 9/11-related […]

Do You Have to be a First Responder to have a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

May 26, 2017

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The answer in “No”. Although first responders, including firefighters, police officers and others, make up the majority of eligible claimants before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, there are other groups of individuals with 9/11 cancers who are considered “survivors” and are also eligible to make a compensation claim at the VCF. Essentially, any person who was in the “9/11 crash site area” (generally see map below) between 9/11/2001 and 5/30/2002 may be eligible for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Their work activity does not have to do with anything related to the 9/11 rescue, recovery or cleanup. To date, […]

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