Tags: federal | fund | 911 | New York

Coverage Area for Injured Expanded in 9/11 Fund

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 09:32 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The $2.8 billion federal fund set up to benefit those injured in New York City during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, now will cover workers, residents, and responders in an expanded area of lower Manhattan, reports the New York Post. The Victim Compensation Fund’s northern boundary of coverage was pushed 10 blocks, from Reade Street to Canal Street, the main thoroughfare through the borough’s Chinatown.

Beginning on Oct. 3, workers and residents can file claims for physical injuries, including respiratory-related injuries. Cancer and emotional claims such as post-traumatic stress disorder will not be covered. Government experts ruled that the toxic stew stirred up by the attacks could not be proved definitely to have caused a case of cancer. Those suffering from stress disorders are eligible for treatment at the World Trade Center Environmental Health program.

The fund’s head, Sheila Birnbaum, said she expanded the zone because of public testimony and medical evidence showing “that prolonged exposure to dust between Reade and Canal streets created a demonstrable risk of physical harm.”

"My goal is for the Victim Compensation Fund to be fair, transparent, and easy to navigate for those who have been affected the most by the devastating events of Sept. 11," Birnbaum said.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' in Stable but Critical Condition

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 07:38 AM

Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" at a New York hospital after the comedy legend stopped breathing during a routine m . . .

Jet Fuel Crunch Strikes New York Airports Before Holiday

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 06:51 AM

The lowest seasonal supply of jet fuel on record is pushing prices higher and leading to voluntary restrictions in the N . . .

Shelly Sterling: 'I Just Did What I Had To Do'

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 06:44 AM

When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wif . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved