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Thank You for Attending the 9/11 Informational Seminar at the United Federation of Teachers

Thank you for attending the 9/11 Informational Seminar at the United Federation of Teachers. We hope that you learned a lot about the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). We are so grateful to UFA President Mike Mulgrew and Ellie Engler, executive assistant to the President and the director of staff for the UFT.

We are honored that hundreds of you took the time to hear our panel of 9/11 advocates discuss the importance of registering for both programs now, even if you are currently healthy. Now that the free health program and the VCF have been permanently extended, and 68 cancers have been linked to the WTC toxins, it is critical to secure your evidence from witnesses who can attest to your presence in the downtown exposure zone. As Jon Stewart said, “you are entitled to these benefits so access them now!”

I’d like to share a condensed 14 minute video of the event for those of you who weren’t able to attend. I respectfully ask all of you to share the video with your friends, neighbors, work colleagues, fellow students, and anyone else who was in downtown Manhattan on 9/11, or during any part of the following 8 months. Here is the link to watch it:

Also, here are links to some of the press that came out of the event. We are so glad that our message about free health care and compensation is really being heard.




Of course, if you have any questions about the World Trade Center Health Program or the VCF, please call us at 212-385-8000. We are always happy to help.

Thank you for helping me shine a light on this national health crisis. It is our honor to represent the 9/11 community.

With deep respect,
Mike Barasch

Barasch & McGarry

Lawyers for the 9/11 Community

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  • Deadline Extended to Register for Compensation

    There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.

    For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.

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Please help spread the word about the strict two-year deadline to register a claim

Many people have tried to complete the VCF application on their own, only to learn that it requires answers to hundreds of questions and many documents to download. It would be our pleasure to help you complete the process in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Please call us for a free consultation.

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A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying. You undoubtedly have questions about your disease and how you will pay for treatment. Lawyers at Barasch & McGarry ensure you understand the complex requirements and help devise the best strategies for obtaining compensation and appropriate medical care under the Zadroga Act. Contact our law firm online or call 888-351-9421. The initial consultation is free, so it costs you nothing to find out whether a lawyer can help.
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