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Congress members propose extending James Zadroga Act permanently

Rachel Shapiro Staten Island Advance Congress members primarily from New York are urging their colleagues across the country to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that provides health care and financial compensation to those who fell ill following¬†the¬†September 11 attacks. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) led a press conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C., […]

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Advocates Worry Money Will Run out for 9/11 Victims

Ridgely Ochs Newsday Advocates praised the faster pace of awards from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, but said they worried there won’t be enough money left after it stops taking claims next year. More than $1 billion in loss determinations — the amount people are eligible to receive — have been made to more […]

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Retired NYPD Officer Credits WTC Health Program for Successful Kidney Cancer Treatment

Erin Billups NY1 So far, more than 7,000 World Trade Center first responders are eligible for health care coverage through the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund. But the future of the program is unclear as Congress prepares to decide whether to continue its funding. NY1 Health Reporter Erin Billups recently spoke with a former police […]

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