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Federal Lawmakers, First Responders Push to Make 9/11 Zadroga Act Permanent

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Senators and house members say extending the Zadroga Act indefinitely is a moral obligation to 9/11 first responders and survivors

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3 Firefighters Die from 9/11-Related Illnesses in 1 Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Howard Bischoff, Robert Leaver, and Daniel Heglund were among the hundreds of first responders who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the attacks. 

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Only 112 People Have Received Payouts From 9/11 Bill — Out of 55k

Friday, November 22, 2013

About 55,000 emergency responders and others have applied for financial help from the James Zadroga September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.

But according to a new report, only 112 people have learned whether they will be getting any money to help with their medical treatments.

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Fund for 9/11 Victims Under Fire

Sunday, December 09, 2012

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First responders and residents in lower Manhattan who were injured or sickened in the attacks on September 11, 2001 have yet to receive any money nearly two years after a law created the victim’s compensation fund, according to a report in The New York Post.

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9/11 Responders May Face Deep Cuts in Zadroga Funds

Monday, October 15, 2012

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said as much as $38 million could be slashed from the Zadroga Act that helps sick first responders next year if Congress does not reach a budget deal.

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Tough Task for Those Compensating Ill 9/11 Workers

Friday, September 07, 2012

Sheila Birnbaum is known in legal circles across New York as the "queen of torts" for her prowess in sorting out complicated cases. But she may be up against her most daunting task to date.

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Feds to Rule on Cancer Aid for WTC Dust Exposure

Friday, June 01, 2012

A federal health official is expected to announce soon whether people with cancer will be covered by an aid program for anyone sickened by World Trade Center dust.

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Panel Makes Recommendations on WTC Cancer Claims

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The advisory panel charged with examining possible links between World Trade Center dust and cancer has recommended the federal government cover some cancers and not others.

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Free Legal Help Offered to 9/11 Victims Seeking Compensation

Friday, March 16, 2012

People suffering from certain World Trade Center-related health conditions can get free legal help to apply for financial support.

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City to Release 9/11 Info on Officers as Panel Considers Adding Cancer to Coverage

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Under pressure from the police union, elected officials and health researchers, the NYPD is releasing the names of officers who served at Ground Zero to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. The decision comes as a panel considers adding cancer to the list of diseases covered for emergency responders who worked at the 9/11 site.

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Police Officers Demand City Share WTC Cancer Rate Data

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Union officials representing police officers are demanding that the city release data on the cancer rate among police officers who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11 attacks. They argue the data is necessary in order to get cancer added to the list of diseases covered by the federal Zadroga Act.

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Expanded 9/11 Victims' Fund Opens to Applicants

Monday, October 03, 2011

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The Department of Justice is expected to re-open the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund starting Monday — allowing people whose illness didn't manifest until the months and years after the attacks to be covered for the first time.

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Lawmakers Want Compensation for 9/11 Cancer Victims

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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Local lawmakers said federal overseers of the September 11 health program should add cancer to the list of illnesses that qualify people for victims compensation.

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For Cancer-Stricken, 9/11 Health Benefits Are Just Out of Reach

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kirk Arsenault, 47, was a top-rate demolisher when he was hired to remove debris at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Now, he says he takes 27 types of medication to treat a host of ailments — and the release of a report this week that found no link between the terror attacks and cancer could mean he wont be eligible for compensation from the Zadroga Act.

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Zadroga Bill Won't Cover 9/11 Survivors With Cancer

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cancer-stricken Ground Zero responders and residents will not be eligible to receive benefits under the federal Zadroga bill.

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Zadroga Act Money Starts to Flow

Friday, July 01, 2011

Special clinics that treat people with World Trade Center-related illnesses will now be able to see more patients and reduce waiting times.

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Obama Signs Zadroga Act into Law

Sunday, January 02, 2011

President Barack Obama has taken a break from his Hawaiian vacation Sunday to sign into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Healthcare and Compensation Act. Congress passed the bill just before going on recess, 10 days ago.


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Congress Approves 9/11 Health Bill

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Congress has approved the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, paving the way for health care and compensation for New Yorkers who have been sickened by the dust from World Trade Center attacks.

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Local Officials Urge Senate to Vote Again on 9/11 Health

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the region's Congressional delegation are making a last-minute push to pass a new version of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

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Zadroga 9/11 Bill Gets New GOP Support

Friday, December 17, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will schedule a vote on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill before Christmas. Two other major items have been scheduled for Saturday -- the immigration bill called the "DREAM" Act and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- making the Zadroga Bill one of the main items for lawmakers to cover next week, along with the START arms treaty.

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