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    World Trade Center Health Program Has $3 Billion Deficit

    By Michael Barasch

    With many 9/11 first responders and survivors developing chronic health conditions as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins, the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program will have an estimated $3 billion deficit by 2032. The program has 117,000 members who receive medical treatment for cancer, respiratory and aerodigestive illnesses, acute traumatic injuries, […]

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    COVID-19 Essential Workers Need Our Support

    By Michael Barasch

    With a new outbreak of COVID-19 returning to the New York City region, our first responders, front line health care providers, and other essential workers are once again confronted with a crisis that threatens their lives and families. We must never forget their personal sacrifices to carry us through the pandemic, often at the risk […]

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  • Family Benefits Now Available When 9/11 Responders Die of COVID-19

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    Family Benefits Now Available When 9/11 Responders Die of COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    Thanks to a directive issued just before the anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, if a first responder has a 9/11-related illness and dies of COVID-19, his or her family will be able to obtain benefits from the federal Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This new VCF directive is welcome news for […]

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  • 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund Takes on Enhanced Role Amid COVID-19

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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Takes on Enhanced Role Amid COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    The Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), a critical financial support mechanism for 9/11 heroes, has gained even more importance as the coronavirus ravages survivors and responders. Families who lose a member due to COVID-19 are eligible to be part of the compensation fund as long as a qualifying 9/11-related illness is listed in the […]

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  • COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on 9/11 Responders

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    COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    After more than half a year of trying to understand and battle the coronavirus pandemic, we know that COVID-19 infects people of all ages and backgrounds, with the elderly being exceptionally vulnerable. The heroes of 9/11 face heightened risk from the virus due to underlying health problems dating back to that fateful day. “9/11 made […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    9/11 claims for compensation and benefits have specific windows of eligibility for victims and their families. Register now to ensure your claim is filed accurately and within the proper window. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    News 12 Covers Barasch & McGarry Mask and Lunch Donation Program

    By Michael Barasch

    Our firm is proud to support first responders and medical providers, many of them forced to sleep in their cars, after working extended shifts, in order to protect their own families.  We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.  To date,  our firm has donated more than 2,000 meals to health care workers at 75+ […]

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