Tag: September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

Families of Sanitation Workers, Unsung 9/11 Heroes, to Get Health Benefits

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] After the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, thousands of uniformed and civilian city employees assisted the police and firefighters with the rescue and recovery efforts. Corrections officers helped people evacuate Lower Manhattan; traffic agents directed vehicles; […]

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9/11 First Responders Fund Clears Senate and Heads to Trump

WASHINGTON — Thousands of emergency workers who rushed to the rubble of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks will be granted health care and other compensation for the rest of their lives. The Senate gave final approval on Tuesday to legislation to care permanently for those who have grown deathly ill from […]

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House Votes to Extend 9/11 Fund for Lifetimes of First Responders

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday approved legislation to replenish a depleted federal fund to compensate emergency workers and others who became ill as a result of their work in the ruins of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, extending it for the lifetime of those who were at Sept. 11’s ground zero. The […]

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Luis Alvarez, a Hero to Fellow 9/11 Responders, Is Laid to Rest

The funeral of a New York City police officer can inspire a citywide act of mourning, with hundreds, if not thousands, expressing their sorrow for a life lost and gratitude for a career in service. For the funeral on Wednesday of Luis G. Alvarez, a former New York detective who became a champion of the […]

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How Jon Stewart Became a Fierce Advocate for 9/11 Responders

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Jon Stewart, speaking on Capitol Hill about the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, was not the cool, detached comedian that television viewers are accustomed to. Instead, faced with empty seats as he spoke on Tuesday to a House Judiciary […]

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