In December 2015, a retired New York firefighter and 9/11 first responder named Kenny Specht sat down with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." It was the second time in five years Specht appeared on the show to talk about Congress’s lack of action on a bill that would compensate hea
February 26, 1993, was a day that changed New York City forever. Tuesday marked 26 years since a car bomb exploded in an underground parking garage of the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring hundreds.
A crowd has marked the anniversary of the 1993 bombing at the old World Trade Center that foreshadowed 9/11. A bell tolled at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza on Tuesday to mark the midday moment when a truck bomb exploded in an underground garage 26 years ago. Six people died, one of them pregnant.
A group of 9/11 first responders and their supporters will hold a rally Monday in Washington, D.C. They’re fighting to have the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund replenished after learning the program is running out of money.
First responders, survivors and their advocates — some sick and disabled — rallied at the Capitol Monday to demand Congress never forget their sacrifice and restore the 9/11 victims compensation fund that is nearly gutted.
Jon Stewart has been fighting for years to fully compensate 9/11 first responders for a variety of serious health issues resulting from their heroic acts in those terrible days, and months afterward during the cleanup.
ON September 12th 2001, John Feal, a demolition worker, went to the fiery pit that was Ground Zero to help recover those lost and to help clean up the rubble of the World Trade Centre. Five days later an 8,000lb (3,630kg) piece of steel fell on his foot, crushing it.
This is what we mean when we say “never forget.” This year will mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day. The World Trade Center buildings were destroyed. The Pentagon was severely damaged.
This Monday comedian Jon Stewart and the advocates for hundreds of thousands of World Trade Center first responders and survivors will be in the nation’s capital to kick-off a national lobbying effort to get Congress to pass permanent funding for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
Thousands of people who breathed in the World Trade Center toxic dust have been getting sick at alarming rates because of their exposure to deadly World Trade Center toxins.
The fight for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is heating up, with hundreds of New Yorkers ready to march on Capitol Hill on Monday.
Nearly half of the 15,000 FDNY firefighters, officers and medics who were working on 9/11 — and survived — have gotten sick from their exposure to the toxins that swirled around the World Trade center site, union officials said Friday.
The Victim Compensation Fund for first responders and other people sickened as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been overwhelmed by claims and is quickly running out. There were 43,100 claims by the end of 2018, more than 10,000 of which were filed in the last year.
Future payments to victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks will see a decrease in the amount of awards after a large increase in claims.
Under the law setting up the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya is required to carefully husband the $7.375 billion that Congress allocated for those sickened and killed by exposure to the toxic air at the World Trade Center site. It won't be enough.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund plans to cut future payouts in half — and in some cases by as much as 70 percent — as it struggles with a surge of new claims from those who have gotten sick and the families of those who have died, officials announced Friday.
The 9/11 fund is running out of money, and will slash payments by at least half for growing numbers of people getting sick or dying from the toxins unleashed in the terror attacks of 2001, officials announced Friday. People who discovered their illness or got sicker later — applying after Feb.
Like everyone in the 9/11 community, I anxiously awaited Friday's announcement of the new policies and deep financial cuts to current and future claims to the Victim Compensation Fund. These catastrophic reductions, while necessary at this time, are a devastating blow.
The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) is making "significant reductions" in awards to first responders because it is running out of money.
New Yorkers who survived 9/11 only to be sickened by the toxic dust swirling around Ground Zero were stunned to learn Friday that the federal government will be cutting compensation payouts as much as 70% — fearing that the decision will leave scores of ill survivors with little to live on.