9/11 Victim Blog

Why are psychological conditions covered by the World Trade Center Health Program but not the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund?

November 16, 2016

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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

Where is the World Trade Center Health Program?

November 16, 2016

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The World Trade Center Health Program (“WTCHP”) provides medical monitoring and treatment for 9/11 related cancers and other illnesses at seven Clinical Centers of Excellence (“CCEs”) throughout the NY/NJ metropolitan area as well as the National Provider Network (“NPN”) of clinics located throughout the United States. Responders For more information about the Clinical Centers of Excellence for responders, please call 888-982-4748. The following Clinical Centers of Excellence provide medical services to responders: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health Mount Sinai Medical Center Telephone: (888)702-0630 Two Locations Annenberg Building 1468 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor New… READ ARTICLE