By Lila Nordstrom | Published May 19, 2020 | | |
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 Read MoreRead More
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. Read MoreRead More
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 Read MoreRead More
“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 Read MoreRead More
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 Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
In September 2012, Dr. John Howard — Administrator for the World Trade Center Health Program and Director of the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) — announced that NIOSH would add 50 different cancers to the list of illnesses eligible for no-cost treatment by the WTC Health Program. This rule becomes final on Read MoreRead More
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There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.
For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.
Many people have tried to complete the VCF application on their own, only to learn that it requires answers to hundreds of questions and many documents to download. It would be our pleasure to help you complete the process in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Please call us for a free consultation.
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