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    Winter COVID-19 Safety Precautions for the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, we will soon be in the middle of winter in the New York City region, home to hundreds of thousands of 9/11 first responders and survivors whose immune and respiratory systems are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19 – particularly severe cases of the disease. To protect yourself and […]

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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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  • Dealing With a Diagnosis of 9/11-Related Cancer

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    Dealing With a Diagnosis of 9/11-Related Skin Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    People who contracted skin cancer due to exposure to the toxic atmosphere around Ground Zero after 9/11 — such as firefighters, police officers, downtown residents, workers, students, teachers and many others — can receive lifetime health care from the World Trade Center Health Program for both non-melanoma and melanoma types of cancer. The WTCHP covers […]

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  • Coping With Events That Trigger Memories of 9/11

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    Coping With Events That Trigger Memories of 9/11

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Watching a disaster unfold either in real life or on television can be tough for many 9/11 responders and survivors, and we’ve had our share recently. For those of you looking for somebody to talk to, below are some resources. World Trade Center Health Program If you’re looking to begin long term care for your […]

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  • How Do I File a Claim If I've Changed My Name Since 2001 or After I Filed My Claim?

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    How Do I File a Claim If I’ve Changed My Name Since 2001 or After I Filed My Claim?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Many 9/11 responders and survivors went through major life changes after the attacks, and those changes may have include getting married or experiencing other life events that resulted in a legal name change. The VCF will accept claims under your new name, but requires some proof of the change. If your name is now different […]

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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.

  • Where Can I Get Treatment From the WTC Health Program?

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    Where Can I Get Treatment From the WTC Health Program?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The World Trade Center Health Program offers treatment nationwide for a long list 9/11-related conditions. Care is provided at no cost to 9/11 responders and survivors, and responders can take part is yearly health screenings even if they are not sick. It seems like a good deal, but where exactly do you need to go […]

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