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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Help is Available: VCF and WTCHP

    By Michael Barasch

    Two programs provide relief to responders, recovery workers and others injured during the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States or by exposure to debris afterward. These two programs are the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). Although both programs were established by the same legislation, […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Zadroga Act and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    What did the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010 do? The Zadroga Act did two main things: it created the World Trade Center Health Program, consolidating and expanding several programs already in place, and it reopened the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to people injured before May 30, 2002 who did not […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Certifying Cancers as WTC-Related Health Conditions

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Personal Injury9/11 Injuries

    If Congress Fails to Act, Newly-Expanded Zadroga Act Health Benefits May Face Funding Cuts

    By Michael Barasch

    A June 2012 ruling by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) added 50 different types of cancer to the list of illnesses covered by the WTC Health Program. But many survivors of 9/11 were dismayed to learn this past September that $38 million of the money set aside for injured survivors may […]

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