The answer in “No”. Although first responders, including firefighters, police officers and others, make up the majority of eligible claimants before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, there are other groups of individuals with 9/11 cancers who are considered “survivors” and are also eligible to make a compensation claim at the VCF. Essentially, any person who was … Continue Reading
Lung cancers are, unfortunately, yet another common cancer seen in claims before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Extended exposure to toxins such as asbestos and dioxins left many 9/11 first responders, clean-up workers and those who lived or worked in the area, fighting a courageous battle with lung cancer.… Continue Reading
I spent over an hour on the phone this morning with a widow whose husband recently died of 9/11 related colon cancer. He was a volunteer fireman who traveled from five states over on September 12, 2001 to help with rescue and recovery efforts at to Ground Zero. A real hero.… Continue Reading
For a full copy of the Zadroga 9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization bill released by the House last night, click this link: Zadroga Reauthorization Act 2015 Final Highlighted.
Remember , the Act must still be voted on and approved by Congress and sent to the President for his signature. We will keep you informed of further details.… Continue Reading
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), who has publicly said he supports passage, wants to add certain "pay-fors" in order to fund the spending needed for both the health care and compensation portions of the Zadroga Extension. He is willing to add the Zadroga Act Extension to the Omnibus bill which Congress votes on this Friday only if he gets his "pay-fors".… Continue Reading