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  • What Conditions Does the WTC Health Program Cover?

    WTC Health Program

    What Conditions Does the WTC Health Program Cover?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The World Trade Center Health Program covers a specific list of conditions for both Responders and Survivors. For survivors, diagnosis with one of these conditions, either through the program or by a private doctor, is necessary in order to participate in the program. Here’s the list of conditions: Physical Health Conditions: Interstitial lung diseases Chronic […]

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  • WTC Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Information

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    WTC Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Information

    By Michael Barasch

    WHAT THE 9/11 COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAW On December 18, 2015, Congress reauthorized and extended both the health program and compensation fund available to the 9/11 community. Downtown residents, office workers, students and teachers are all eligible if they were exposed on 9/11 or during parts of the 8 months that followed. […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    Did 9/11 Create a Mesothelioma Time Bomb?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 70,000 patients — survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, first responders and rescue/recovery workers — have enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program and more than 21,000 are receiving treatment specifically for 9/11-related illnesses. According to USA Today, there are now more than 2,600 WTC Health Program patients […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesHealth ProgramsZadroga Act

    Nurses Ask Washington to Save Cancer Treatment for the 9/11 Heroes They Care For Zadroga 9/11 Health Act to Expire Unless Congress Takes Action

    By Michael Barasch

    “A lot of these members are young members, people with lymphoma at 30 or 40, even prostate cancers at 30 and 40; it’s a young population we’re taking care of.” Meg McCormick, Nurse Case Manager/RN World Trade Center Health Program. Today, on the eve of the first legislative hearing on the reauthorization, advocates for 9/11 […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Amendments to List of WTC-Related Conditions Include More Types of Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Recent revisions to the list of World Trade Center Related Conditions resulted in newly eligible certifications for four types of cancer: Brain Cervical Pancreatic Testicular  The Federal Register issued a report about the Health and Human Services Department’s final rule in February, 2014. Previously, individuals with these types of cancers were denied World Trade Center […]

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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.

  • 9/11 Injuries

    New Cancers Added to World Trade Center Health Conditions

    By Michael Barasch

    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. […]

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