Category Archives: Health Issues

IRS Tax Guidance for 9/11 Responders Finally Updated after Senator’s Push

By Dan Friedman New York Daily News To access the IRS resource guide, please click here. News that three retired FDNY firefighters died Monday from cancer tied to their work at Ground Zero offers a chance to note that families of 9/11 victims, and those suffering from illnesses, can claim tax benefits under a little-known law. A 2002 […]

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Union Leaders Plan News Conference after 9/11-Related Illness Kills 3 Retired FDNY Firefighters in 1 Day

CBSNewYork/AP The Uniformed Fire Officers Association is planning a news conference Thursday after three retired FDNY firefighters died from 9/11-related illnesses. Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died Monday. All three worked at ground zero in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. Heglund spent 21 years with the […]

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Three retired FDNY members die of September 11th-related cancers within hours of each other

By Thomas Tracy, Bill Hutchinson New York Daily News In a heartbreaking reminder that the September 11 attacks are still claiming lives, three retired FDNY firefighters died on the same day from cancer contracted at Ground Zero. Retired Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff and retired firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died on Monday after suffering the […]

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