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What’s the Difference Between the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Volunteer Fund?

October 26, 2018

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The unprecedented nature of the September 11th attacks resulted in unprecedented efforts to help the tens of thousands of individuals whose lives were upended on that horrible day and in the months and years that followed. The federal government established several programs specifically designed to provide resources, compensation, health care, and other assistance to survivors, the families of those who lost loved ones, first responders, and others who suffered health problems or losses related to the 9/11 attacks. The two largest and most widely-known programs are the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP)…. READ ARTICLE

New WTCHP Clinic Opens in Lower Manhattan to Help With Backlog of Cases

October 12, 2018

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A huge spike in the number of people seeking evaluations and treatment for 9/11-related health conditions through the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) has prompted the opening of a new clinic in Lower Manhattan. The clinic, which opened in August at 156 William Street, will provide initial health evaluations and screenings for up to 750 patients a month.   The new William Street clinic should reduce the long wait times applicants were experiencing before the could get appointments for the initial evaluations which are a prerequisite to receiving cost-free screening and treatment through the program. While anyone who believes… READ ARTICLE

What to Do If a 9/11 Compensation Claimant Dies Before an Award is Made?

September 28, 2018

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Through August 31, 2018, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has received over 38,500 claims for eligibility and compensation. With that many claimants, a process that involves a detailed review of applications and supporting evidence, and limited staff to conduct these reviews, a long time can pass before a claim is approved. An even longer time may pass before any money actually reaches a claimant. This inevitably means that some 9/11 victims pass away while the VCF is still evaluating their claim. In such cases, families of claimants may still be eligible for compensation, but they need to take specific… READ ARTICLE

17 Years Later, Remains of 9/11 Victims Continue to Be Identified

September 14, 2018

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17 years have passed since the horrific events of September 11th, 2001. For those who lost loved ones in and around the Twin Towers that day, the passage of time doesn’t diminish the pain and loss that followed that terrible day. However, some families have experienced some measure of closure because of the hard work of forensic scientists who continue to search for and identify the remains of victims of the attacks. The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been working since shortly after 9/11 to put names to the unidentified remains found at and near… READ ARTICLE

Health Care Services Company Expands Its Role in the World Trade Center Health Program

August 31, 2018

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A large health care services company that has been providing nationwide health evaluations, monitoring exams, diagnostic services, and treatment for survivors of the 9/11 attacks through the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) recently announced an expansion of its role in this vital, life-saving program. OptumServe’s Logistics Health Inc. was issued a two-year contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to provide screenings and care for those with 9/11-related illnesses who reside within the New York metropolitan area. The company had previously been providing services elsewhere throughout the country… READ ARTICLE

New Study Attempts to Estimate Future Cancer Cases in WTC First Responders

June 8, 2018

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As we recently discussed, two new reports have added to the scientific and medical consensus that firefighters and other first responders who worked at the World Trade Center site on and after the 9/11 attacks were exposed to unprecedented environmental toxins and, as a result, have increased risks of many types of cancer. Thousands of cases of 9/11-related cancer have already been confirmed in WTC first responders, and those numbers are expected to grow. Now, researchers are attempting to determine just how many more 9/11-related cancer diagnoses among first responders can be expected in the years ahead. The study, “Estimation… READ ARTICLE