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2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer
More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned. The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year. Read More : http://nypost.com/2014/07/27/cancers-among-ground-zero-workers-skyrocketing/

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EXCLUSIVE: IRS fails to inform 9/11 victims of tax breaks, leaving many first responders without refunds
Victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families are entitled to big tax breaks, but many are missing out because the IRS isn’t telling them about the benefit. Under a law passed months after the attacks, disability income resulting from terrorism is not taxable. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-irs-fails-inform-9-11-victims-tax-break-leaving-refunds-article-1.1881394#ixzz38jKjoJVq

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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 [...]