Why are psychological conditions covered by the World Trade Center Health Program but not the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund?
November 16, 2016
When the original 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was debated in Congress in 2001, the issue of whether or not to cover psychological conditions, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and similar conditions, was hotly debated. At the end of this debate, members of Congress made the decision to provide victim compensation only for physical injuries that happened as a result on the 9/11 attacks. When the Zadroga Act was proposed in 2010 – which reopened the VCF to cover the first responders and anyone else present in lower Manhattan (or anywhere debris was handled) – the issue of… READ ARTICLE