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VCF Poster
Have you been diagnosed with a 9/11-related eligible cancer? You may be eligible for compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund VCF Poster Update Download

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Retired FDNY firefighter receives cutting-edge spinal treatment to minimize pain
As a New York City firefighter, Blaise DelBianco was used to daily tests of his strength. But his biggest challenge came once he hung up his hat for good. Now-retired DelBianco, 60, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011. It was metastatic — meaning it had spread — though was not terminal. But the tumors that [...]

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A Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum July 3, 2014
Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued updated program statistics (available here). This report shows the progress we have made over the past few months. As of June 30, 2014, the VCF has issued 7,075 eligibility decisions and 1,145 ompensation decisions. For the second quarter in a row, the number of issued compensation decisions has increased by [...]

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A Father Remembers His Son and Memorializes the Other Forgotten Heroes of 9/11
“My son didn’t die on 9/11, but it was 9/11 that eventually killed him,” said Stephen Grossman when I spoke with him recently at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park located in the town of Nesconset in Suffolk County, N.Y. The late son he remembered was named Robert Grossman. Robert, I learned, was a NYC police officer [...]

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9/11 responders, advocates seek workers’ comp benefits
Advocates for 9/11 responders are calling on the state and its Workers’ Compensation Board to vigorously track down World Trade Center volunteers who might have been wrongly denied benefits. On June 5, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Board should not have refused benefits to 9/11 volunteers who worked [...]