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  • Zadroga Act

    New York Politicians React to Zadroga Act Expiration

    By Michael Barasch

    The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act expired at midnight on September 30, 2015, when lawmakers failed to pass an extension, and the portion of the law that compensates families of victims is set to expire next year. However, there is still enough money remaining in The World Trade Center Health Fund for […]

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  • Health ProgramsZadroga Act

    Advocates, Lawmakers Push to Extend 9/11 Programs, Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    In the months and years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, a number of programs were created to address incurred and ongoing losses of those impacted. These programs specifically aim to allow individuals to recoup medical expenses paid for treatment related to exposure at Ground Zero. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Pennsylvania Members of Congress Must Come to the Rescue of Ground Zero Workers – Time to “Put Up or Shut Up”

    By Michael Barasch

    We applaud the editorial writers of the NY Daily News who, recently called upon law makers from Pennsylvania to join those in New York and New Jersey in support of the extension of the 9/11 James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.  Years after the fires at Ground Zero stopped smoldering, thousands of rescue and recovery […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Hero from September 11 Attacks Dies of Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    William Sheldon Jr., a hero at Ground Zero on the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died of cancer recently, becoming the first member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to die from cancer related to the attack. He was only 47 years old. Sheldon was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation Fund

    What is the WTC Health Program?

    By Michael Barasch

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has provided compensation to many 9/11 victims and their families, but the act has broader implications. The World Trade Center Health Program is another important aspect of the law, and it has even wider coverage than the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. In fact, even […]

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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.

  • Victim Compensation Fund

    What Types of Illnesses Does the VCF Cover?

    By Michael Barasch

    The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is designed to provide compensation to those who suffered injuries or illnesses as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks. But not all injuries are compensable. In fact, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 provides a detailed list of conditions that qualify for VCF compensation. […]

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