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  • What Is the 9/11 Treatment Referral Program?

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    What Is the 9/11 Treatment Referral Program?

    By Michael Barasch

    The World Trade Center Health Program is a vital benefit of the Zadroga Act, which provides healthcare screening and treatment for victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Registration with the program is also an important precursor to filing a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the WTC […]

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    New NY State Law Allows Unlimited Sick Leave for Government-Employed 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    New York State lawmakers recently addressed an inequitable situation creating hardship for 9/11 responders who work on state and municipal payrolls outside of New York City. In the years since the terrorist attacks, thousands of first responders and rescue and recovery workers have become sick due to exposure to toxic air at Ground Zero, but […]

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    BREAKING NEWS: VCF Requires Claimants to Enroll in the WTC Health Program

    By Michael Barasch

    The Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has changed its regulations for eligibility. While there are a few exceptions, it is now a requirement that all claimants have their WTC-linked illnesses certified through World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). Getting certified by the WTCHP has always been the fastest way to have the VCF find your conditions […]

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    Stony Brook’s WTC Wellness Program Receives $60M Federal Contract

    By Michael Barasch

    The Stony Brook University World Trade Center Wellness Program, which serves about 10,000 emergency responders and survivors of 9/11, will be able to expand facilities and services thanks to a five-year, $60 million contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The contract names Stony Brook […]

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  • Health ProgramsFirefighters9/11 Injuries

    50,000 masks and hundreds of meals donated to front line workers

    By Michael Barasch

    More important news coverage: NY1- Michael Barasch Discusses FDNY Mask Donations with Spectrum News ABC7- Barasch & McGarry Feeding Health Care Workers As always, but especially now, my thoughts are with you and your loved ones. The last several weeks have been emotional and trying for all of us, but I continue to be inspired […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Feal Good Foundation Supports Injured 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Demonstrating that good things can come from personal tragedies, injured 9/11 responder John Feal has built a support network to assist fellow responders. As reported on the website dnainfo.com, Feal was a construction supervisor working on recovery efforts at Ground Zero five days after the attack when a huge piece of steel fell and crushed […]

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