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Category: Who is considered an eligible “Survivor” under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?

9/11 World Trade Center Health Program 2017 Anniversary Statement of John Howard, MD

July 10, 2017

By on 9/11 Cancers

The 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program is an essential part of the 9/11 James Zadroga Act passed by Congress in 2010.  The program provides 100% health care coverage to 9/11 responders and survivors for both physical and psychological conditions related to their 9/11 related illnesses. Last week, Dr. John Howard, the Director of the Program, issued the above  video statement regarding the status of the program on it 7 th anniversary. When new potential clients call our office for lawyer representation in a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim, they are often unaware of the important and potentially life saving […]

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

May 26, 2017

By on 9/11 Cancers

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, […]

NYS Workers Compensation Board Urges World Trade Center Volunteer Fund Claimants To Apply For The Zadroga Act Fund

June 10, 2013

By on How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?

The James Zadroga Act was signed on January 2, 2011 by President Obama in order to provide medical care and compensation to individuals who have suffered illnesses, injuries and death as a direct result of the events of 9/11 and the aftermath including clean-up, recovery and rescue efforts.

Facts About 9/11 Victims Compensation Under The Zadroga Act

March 15, 2011

By on Can I file a claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit?

What is the Zadroga 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund? On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. James Zadroga was a NYPD Detective who died from inhaling toxic dust while working at Ground Zero. He inspired Congressional passage of federal funds that would provide for healthcare and compensation benefits to those who became sick or died as a result of exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Who’s Eligible to File a Claim? How Do I File a Claim? Find out the answers to these questions by downloading our brochure. If you have questions, […]

Zadroga Act 9/11 Health Benefit Informational Public Meeting Set for March 3rd

February 9, 2011

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All 9/11 victims and first responders who want more info on the health benefits contained in the new Zadroga 9/11 Act should be aware of the just announced NIOSH informarional public session scheduled for 3/03/2011 in lower Manhattan. Troy Rosasco and Daniel Hansen will be attending from our firm and will report that night on our impressions and analysis.

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