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    Barasch & McGarry Honors Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for Women’s History

    By Michael Barasch

    As we honor Women’s History Month, Barasch & McGarry proudly celebrates our friend Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for her tireless support of the 9/11 community. Representing parts of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn since 1993, Congresswoman Maloney’s constituents include thousands of 9/11 first responders, as well as survivors who were working, living, or attending school in Lower […]

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    Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    We recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of President Obama signing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, named in honor of hero NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. The act established the World Trade Center Health Program and reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing medical care and financial […]

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    Tips for Safely Celebrating the Holiday Season

    By Michael Barasch

    Today we are celebrating the Holiday Season in ways we never could have anticipated last year at this time. With travel restrictions imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and many states – including New York – limiting the size of indoor gatherings, “home for the holidays” has taken a different meaning for many families. […]

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  • 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund Takes on Enhanced Role Amid COVID-19

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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Takes on Enhanced Role Amid COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    The Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), a critical financial support mechanism for 9/11 heroes, has gained even more importance as the coronavirus ravages survivors and responders. Families who lose a member due to COVID-19 are eligible to be part of the compensation fund as long as a qualifying 9/11-related illness is listed in the […]

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    9/11 Survivors Urge Public to Wear Masks

    By Michael Barasch

    In the aftermath of September 11, some New Yorkers wore masks as worry began to spread about the dust hanging in the air in the areas around Ground Zero. In the years following the attacks, we found out that people were right to be worried, as more and more survivors developed respiratory problems and cancers […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

  • COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on 9/11 Responders

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    COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    After more than half a year of trying to understand and battle the coronavirus pandemic, we know that COVID-19 infects people of all ages and backgrounds, with the elderly being exceptionally vulnerable. The heroes of 9/11 face heightened risk from the virus due to underlying health problems dating back to that fateful day. “9/11 made […]

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