Category Archives: Health Issues

Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s Fourth Annual Report

To read the fourth Annual Report of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), please click here.

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Ray Pfeifer, FDNY firefighter who worked at Ground Zero, honored by Nassau officials

Retired firefighter Ray Pfeifer is battling stage 4 cancer that has been attributed to his work in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. His illness did not stop him from fighting for — and winning — the renewal of the Zadroga Act. His work was rewarded by Nassau County on Monday, January 25, 2016 with […]

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Lost info prevents retired cop with throat cancer from receiving 9/11 disability pension

Retired NYPD lieutenant, Francisco Velez, is fighting for his 9/11 disability pension. Velez has throat cancer from working at the recovery effort, and has twice been approved for a pension by the NYPD Medical Board reports Graham Rayman in the Daily News on January 26, 2016. But the city’s Police Pension Fund rejected his case both […]

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