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  • 2-Year Countdown to the VCF Closing Deadline

    Victim Compensation Fund

    2-Year Countdown to the VCF Closing Deadline

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    UPDATE: THE VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND (VCF) WAS REAUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS IN JULY 2019 FOR FUNDING OF MORE THAN $10 BILLION Today marks the 2 year deadline from when the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will end. We have been humbled to represent the 9/11 community and it will continue to be our honor to represent you […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Cancer rates in the NYPD have risen about 50 percent since Sept. 11, 2001

    By Michael Barasch

    According to a long-term study published this month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, NYPD Chief Surgeon Dr. Eli Kleinman, along with scientists at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, found a roughly 50-percent increase in all cancers after Sept. 11, with especially alarming rates of four specific types: Brain […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesZadroga Act

    Mike Barasch attended a press conference at Ground Zero to bring the WTC Zadroga extension bill to a vote

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch attended a press conference at Ground Zero where several NY area Congressmen urged their colleagues—particularly House Republican leaders—to bring the WTC Zadroga extension bill to a vote. Barasch joined politicians, union leaders and dozens of responders to urge passage.  Several survivors, including Barasch’s client Joe Zadroga, spoke of the health and financial hardships […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    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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  • Zadroga Act

    House Subcommittee Meets to Discuss Reauthorization of Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    On Thursday, June 11, a meeting of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health was held to discuss the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, also known as H.R. 1786. The bill would reauthorize the existing Zadroga Act, the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program, […]

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  • Health Programs

    Re-Authorization of The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act has Bi-Partisan Support

    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. *** In 2011, Congress passed the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, which established a program within the Department of Health and Human Services to provide […]

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