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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-19EMTs

    Announcing the Health Care Worker Lunch Donation Program from Barasch & McGarry

    By Michael Barasch

    Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 crisis, many of our health care heroes on the front lines of this pandemic have resorted to eating their lunches and dinners from vending machines. It breaks our hearts to think about our heroes not having a proper meal while they risk their lives every day to protect us […]

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  • WTC Health Program vs. VCF: Do I Qualify for One or Both?

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    WTC Health Program vs. VCF: Do I Qualify for One or Both?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) are often mentioned in the same breath. This makes sense since both were established by the Zadroga Act and run by the federal government. Misunderstandings about the differences often cause confusion, however, since many people don’t realize it is possible to qualify […]

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  • WTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation Fund

    The Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) will Permanently Close Exactly 3 Years from Today

    By Michael Barasch

    Today marks three years from the date that the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) will shut its doors forever. While the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) was extended for 75 years, the 9/11 Community will no longer be able to assert claims for compensation for new illnesses or wrongful death after December 18, 2020. Despite the fact that the VCF has awarded over $3 billion to 14,000+ responders, downtown residents, office workers, teachers and students, the reality is that only a fraction of those eligible have registered with the WTCHP and moved forward with a VCF claim.
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  • 9/11 Injuries

    World Trade Center Health Program: Just the Facts

    By Michael Barasch

    The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides assessment, monitoring and treatment services to eligible emergency responders and others who were injured and exposed to toxic chemicals during and after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Last December, the WTCHP released updated statistics about the services it provides to members enrolled in the program.  The […]

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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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    Healthcare for WTC Survivors Outside of New York

    By Michael Barasch

    Where can you go for healthcare and monitoring if you are a WTC survivor and do not live in New York? More than 65,000 members were enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as of December, 2013. Although most members reside in the New York City area, 6,479 members live elsewhere.  The Nationwide […]

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