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    Breaking News: Pending Permanent Extension of the VCF Given New Name

    By Michael Barasch

    While we still wait for the Congressional Budget Office to announce the cost of the proposed bill, we are thrilled to report that sponsors of the pending legislation have added recently departed Detective Luis Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer, deceased, to the name of the pending bill that would permanently extend and fully fund the […]

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    Jon Stewart Makes Surprise ‘Daily Show’ Return for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch watched with gratitude as Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show to shine a light on Congress’ refusal to pass legislation that would extend the Zadroga Health and Compensation Act (including the Victim Compensation Fund). Stewart urged viewers to contact Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Ryan to urge them to pass […]

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    Advocates Pressure Congress to Extend Benefits for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** Advocates from the World Trade Center Health Program are urging lawmakers in Congress to pass an extension of a law that provides medical benefits for 9/11 first […]

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    What Types of Cancer Are Covered Under the Zadroga Act?

    By Michael Barasch

    There are currently more than 60 types of cancer covered under the health care fund for first responders of the terrorist attacks of September 11. This is thanks to a 2012 decision by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, which added 50 types of cancer to the language of the Zadroga Act. As […]

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    Advocates Applaud Bipartisan Push to Renew Zadroga 9/11 Health Law

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** -Senators, Members of Congress from Both Sides of the Aisle Unite to Continue Health Care & Compensation for 9/11 Heroes & Heroines- -Michael Barasch attends press conference in […]

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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.

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    Overseer of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Shares Challenges of His Position

    By Michael Barasch

    Kenneth Feinberg, the Special Master of the original September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, recently spoke at length to students of Franklin Pierce University about the challenges of his position as part of a course offered by the university called “America and 9/11.” The class runs a full semester and takes an in-depth look at how […]

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