Welcome to 9/11 Health, a public information web site developed by the New York City Health Department. This site provides the latest information about scientific research and serv ices for people who may have health problems related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The Health Department welcomes visitor feedback and plans to provide additional enhancements over time.New York State Extends WTC Deadlines
Governor Cuomo signed legislation in November that affects workers compensation and disability retirement benefits for workers who participated in WTC rescue and recovery operations. Filing deadlines for both entitlements have been extended until September 11, 2014, and eligibility has been expanded for certain categories of workers.
Nearly 50,000 people registered with the September 11 Victim Compensation (VCF) prior to a critical October 3, 2013 deadline according to its second annual report. “The primary focus for our third year will be expediting the claims review process and providing initial payments to clients,” writes VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum in her summary.
VCF registration remains open to individuals with WTC-related physical health problems who meet certain conditions
Rescue/recovery workers who were highly exposed to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster and people who developed WTC-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be hospitalized more often for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. from the WTC Health Registry published by the Journal of the American Heart Association.
The World Trade Center Health Program now offers services to survivors, including Lower Manhattan residents, office workers and students, who may have moved outside the New York City area since the September 2001 terrorist attacks. In the past, only responders had access to WTC-specific services outside the New York City area.
World Trade Center responders and survivors can receive care for many different types of cancer at the federal WTC Health Program if their cancers are 9/11-related. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health offers guidance for members, physicians and the public.
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