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What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

Before September 11, 2001, the twin towers symbolized America’s prosperity and economic strength. While the attack on the twin towers did not take away America’s strength and position as a world power, the attack has remained one of the most significant blows to America. More.

Federal aid for 9/11 illness sufferers hits $10 billion mark

The feds have doled out more than $10 billion to people suffering from 9/11-related health conditions, The New York Daily News has learned. “They should be giving out another $10 billion if that’s what’s needed,” said retired Con Edison worker Cheryl Hall, who received compensation for a litany of illnesses linked to her time at Ground Zero. More.

WTC Health Program on verge of covering uterine cancer, a victory for 9/11 responders and survivors

For the first time in nine years, the World Trade Center Health Program is adding to its list of health conditions. First responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks suffering from uterine cancer are likely to soon be eligible for free care and compensation, after a proposed addition is finalized in the coming weeks. More.

‘Health Effects of 9/11’: Online exhibit focuses on responders

The ongoing health problems of workers who responded during and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks are the focus of an online exhibit recently unveiled by NIOSH and the Department of Health and Human Services. More.

Study finds 9/11 first responders prone to long-term COVID-19

A study just released found that 9/11 first responders with chronic conditions appear to be severely impacted by COVID-19. Retired NYPD Det. Ryan Dean, who helped in the 9/11 response.. says he experienced long-term COVID-19 for nearly a month. More.

My breast cancer and your survival: What anyone who was downtown on and after 9/11 needs to know

According to the American Cancer Society, there are nearly 290,000 new cases of invasive breast cancers diagnosed every year. Like me, I am sure you can name an aunt, a friend, a sister, a roommate, or a mother who has had it or currently has it. More.

Uterine cancer being considered as possible 9/11-related health condition

Uterine cancer is currently the only cancer type not covered by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program announced it is considering adding uterine cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions according to a recently published Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. More.

FBI Police Officer Dies from 9/11-Related Illness

A veteran FBI police officer died last month from a 9/11-related illness, according to the bureau. Yiu Tak “Louis” Tao had been serving as a supervisory police officer with the FBI out of the agency's New York field office during the 9/11 attacks, Director Christopher Wray said in his eulogy for Tao that he delivered during a May 20 memorial service. More.