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The deadline may have passed, but you can still get help. If in the past 2 years, you have been diagnosed with any respiratory illness that has been linked to the toxic WTC dust, it's still not too late to register your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. If you’ve been diagnosed within the past 2 years, we are happy to help you file your claim. Furthermore, if you’ve been diagnosed with one of the 62 cancers that the NIH has linked to the WTC toxins, you still have time to register your claim.

Tag Archives: WTC Health Program

World Trade Center Health Program: Just the Facts

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides assessment, monitoring and treatment services to eligible emergency responders and others who were injured and exposed to toxic chemicals during and after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Last December, the WTCHP released updated statistics about the services it provides to members enrolled in the program.  The… Read More »

Healthcare for WTC Survivors Outside of New York

Where can you go for healthcare and monitoring if you are a WTC survivor and do not live in New York? More than 65,000 members were enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as of December, 2013. Although most members reside in the New York City area, 6,479 members live elsewhere.  The Nationwide… Read More »

New Cancers Added to World Trade Center Health Conditions

In February of this year, four cancers were proposed for addition to conditions treated by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program.  In the past, the administrator of the WTC Health Program has added to the list of health conditions known to be associated with the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States…. Read More »

The WTC Medical Working Group

Several organizations were created to assist the victims of the 9/11 attacks with the long-term consequences of debris exposure. These include the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the WTC Health Program that provides treatment and testing to first responders and others. In addition to these important programs, however, the WTC Medical Working Group has been… Read More »

The World Trade Center Health Program: A Resource

Established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the World Trade Center (WTC) Health program is an important resource for general responders to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.  Serving people injured or exposed in the attacks, the program offers monitoring and treatment services to eligible claimants. You should… Read More »

What If You Missed the October 3, 2013 VCF Fund Deadline?

An important deadline to register a claim with the World Trade Center (WTC) Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) recently passed. The VCF and state and federal agencies performed significant outreach to ensure news of the deadline was circulated to potential claimants. If you are just receiving word of the deadline and have a claim, knowing your… Read More »

Where Is the 9/11 “Crash Site” Defined in the Zadroga Act That Affects Victim Compensation?

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, signed by President Obama in January 2011, sets aside $4.2 billion for the World Trade Center Health Program to test and treat workers, volunteers and other survivors of the attacks on September 11, 2001. It is named for one of the first New York City… Read More »

WTC Healthcare by the Numbers

Every quarter, the Centers for Disease Control publishes a report that gives a picture of the activities of the World Trade Center Health Program. The program was created as part of the Zadroga Act to provide free health monitoring and treatment for responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Those eligible to enroll include… Read More »

The Cancers Left Out in the Cold

Now that prostate cancer has been added to the list of illnesses covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, those afflicted with cancers not yet recognized as 9/11-related may feel a renewed hope that their form of cancer may follow suit. Unfortunately, for some forms of cancer, even if that recognition comes, it… Read More »

A Man from New Jersey, a Tragedy in New York

James Zadroga grew up in North Arlington, New Jersey. As a detective with the New York Police Department, Mr. Zadroga became heavily involved in recovery operations after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New York City. According to reports, Mr. Zadroga logged 450 hours at the World Trade Center (WTC) site. The exposure cost… Read More »

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