9/11 Victim Compensation

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Common Misconceptions

By Troy Rosasco

MYTH: The 9/11 VCF is only for first responders. FACT: Anyone in Downtown NYC (south of Canal Street) between 9/11 and May 30, 2002 – including area workers, residents, teachers, students, volunteers, construction workers, rescue workers, and first responders – is eligible to apply to the VCF for compensation and the WTC Health Program for […]

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What Are the Lingering Health Effects of 9/11?

What Are the Lingering Health Effects of 9/11?

By Troy Rosasco

​In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the health impact on the first responders and the hundreds of thousands of downtown area workers, residents and others was both immediate and far-reaching, often not felt until many years later. This post explains some lingering and newly diagnosed health effects of 9/11, such as many types of […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, The Victims' Compensation Fund
What Are Some Health Issues from 9/11?

What Are Some Health Issues from 9/11?

By Troy Rosasco

 Respiratory and Digestive Issues The “World Trade Center cough” was one of the first signs of exposure incurred at Ground Zero and the surrounding area. Doctors initially recognized the cough within the first six months after the attacks among members of FDNY and other responders who worked on rescue and recovery efforts at the debris […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, World Trade Center Health Program
How Much Money Is In the VCF?

How Much Money Is In the VCF?

By Troy Rosasco

Around 400,000 people worked, lived, and went to school in downtown NYC when the twin towers collapsed. in 2001. Recent data confirms that only about 8% (32,000) of these workers, residents, and students who were exposed to the 9/11 toxic fallout have benefitted from the twin 9/11 health and compensation programs. This leaves 368,000 downtown […]

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How Does the VCF Calculate Economic Loss?

By Troy Rosasco

Over 400,000 people who worked, lived, or went to school in lower Manhattan  inhaled toxic dust during the year after September 11th. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) compensates those exposed to the toxic dust  for all losses from 9/11-related physical conditions, including pain and suffering. This explains how the VCF calculates economic loss […]

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Health Effects of 9/11 First Responders and Survivors

Health Effects of 9/11 First Responders and Survivors

By Troy Rosasco

There are various health effects of 9/11 first responders and survivors. 500,000 people were in the area near Ground Zero when the terrorist attacks occurred on September 11th, 2001. That total included around 360,000 people visiting or working inside area office and retail buildings, 91,000 responders and volunteers working on rescue and recovery operations, 57,000 […]

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9/11-Related Eye and Orbit Cancer

9/11-Related Eye and Orbit Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

Two decades after the collapse of the World Trade Center spread a toxic dust plume of pulverized concrete, jet fuel, burning plastics, asbestos, heavy metals, and many other toxic and carcinogenic substances, over 100,000 people  have developed severe health problems linked to 9/11 toxic dust. Many of them – the first responders and downton workers, […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation
​How Many People Are Currently Enrolled in the WTC Health Program?

​How Many People Are Currently Enrolled in the WTC Health Program?

By Troy Rosasco

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act created the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) to provide free medical treatment and medical monitoring services for those who had incurred 9/11 toxic exposure. These individuals included responders working on the rescue, recovery, and cleanup of Ground Zero in the months that followed the attack, or […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, World Trade Center Health Program