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WTC HEALTH CANCER PROGRAM
For a member receiving a Cancer Diagnosis and having biopsy and pathology results, FDNY WTC member should contact: Nadia Jaber at 718 999-1223-Nadia is a longtime FDNY WTC Health Program staff member and Physician's Assistant. The main FDNY WTC Cancer Care phone number is 718 999-7040.
{Updated Cancer Info: Currently there are 1,530 unique FDNY Members with at least one WTC Cancer certification. Some members have more than one}
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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Ensure Benefits for 9/11 Workers and Volunteers

Legislation Extends Deadline for New Claims Related to 9/11 Rescue,           Recovery and Clean-Up

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to extend the period for workers and volunteers seeking lost wage and medical benefits as a result of their involvement in the September 11th rescue, recovery and clean-up operations.

"Though September 11th may feel like an eternity ago, we still feel the pain and the loss like it was yesterday, and the thousands of brave men and women who stepped up in our darkest hour are still grappling with the aftereffects,” Governor Cuomo said. “We vow to do whatever we have to do to provide these brave men and women and their families the benefits they deserve. As New Yorkers, when we are knocked down, we get up twice as strong because we have our fellow New Yorkers to raise us up. The volunteers and workers raised us up in our time of need, and we will ensure they get the resources and the support they need.”

The bill (S5745-C/A7958-C) extends the deadline for individuals to register under the WTC Disability Law until September 11, 2018. The extension will allow additional individuals to receive workers’ compensation, disability, and accidental death benefits as a result of their participation in the WTC rescue, recovery, and clean-up operations.

Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan said, "Approval of this legislation signals our continued commitment to the men and women who selflessly and courageously put the needs of others ahead of themselves in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I commend Senator Golden for his strong leadership in getting this bill through the Legislature and signed into law, and thank     the Governor and our partners in the Assembly for standing with us on such an important bipartisan issue. New York will not soon forget the light that emerged through the darkness on that fateful day, and we will never abandon the
heroes of 9/11."

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Summary of the Final James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization that was included in the Omnibus

World Trade Center Health Program Section
(score $3.5 billion):

Extends the Health Program to 2090
with only minor revisions 

·         Adds a requirement that the Administrator provide for an independent peer review of the scientific and technical evidence prior to adding a condition to the
List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.

·         Changes the deadline for the Administrator to act on petitions to add health conditions
to within 90 days.

·         Sets yearly caps for funding for the health program for the first 10 years and then ties future increases to the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers.

·         Allows any unexpended funding in each year to be available for use in future years.

·         Requires a GAO report every 5 years to ensure program integrity.

·         Other technical changes

Victim Compensation Fund Section
(score $4.6 billion)

Extends the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund for an additional 5 years and adds an additional $4.6 billion to pay claims. Revisions:

·         All applicants that received an award determination letter before the day of enactment will receive the full amount of their award.

·         The following caps and limits will apply to any applicant that has not received an award letter by the day of enactment:

·         Codification of the legal definition for the exposure area – the area will be the same as that used by the current VCF program but would take an act of Congress to expand the area in the future.

·         Non-economic loss awards for cancer claims capped at $250,000.

·         Non-economic loss awards for non-cancer claims capped at $90,000.

·         The yearly salary maximum for the calculation of economic awards capped at $200,000/year.

·         Minimum payments will no longer be provided.

·         The Special Master is required to re-evaluate the policies once a year to ensure that spending and award determinations prioritize those suffering from the most debilitating conditions.

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DUE TO THE USE OF SIRENS
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MEDICARE

For more information on Medicare, consult your handbook
or go to:
www.mymedicare.gov
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ZADROGA BILL NEWS
UPDATE: POST 9/11 CANCER LIST EXPANDING

BRAIN, PANCREATIC, TESTICULAR and some cervical cancers will be added to the list of 61 Cancers now covered by funds to treat and compensate people exposed to dust and fumes at Ground Zero, it was announced Friday 2/14/14.
The expansion of coverage is expected to take effect in
60 days. The decision reflects growing evidence of a link between those cancers and exposure to toxins unleashed when the Twin Towers collapsed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Below see some links dealing with the VCF
and the Zadroga Act
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CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths (AARP Health Care Page)
(click and read)


Our Newest Link:
National Cancer Research Fund



Featured Link:
MESOTHELIOMA SYMPTONS



WORLD TRADE CENTER
MEDICAL MONITORING PROGRAM

wtcmed@fdny.nyc.gov
(718) 999-1858


STATEN ISLAND HEART IMAGING PC
(State of the Art Nuclear&Echo Stress Testing Facility)
Priority Appointments for UFA&UFOA Members
1497 Richmond Road SI, NY 10306
(718) 351-0500


TOP TEN MEDICAL TESTS YOU SHOULD GET
(click on this link to find out the Top 10 Tests)



VASCULAR DIAGNOSTIC

www.vasculardiagnostic.com
(718) 886-0600


INFORMATION ABOUT 9-11 HEALTH EFFECTS AND SERVICES
go to:  nyc.gov/9-11HealthInfo

Therapeutic Yoga for Healthy Living
located in Manhattan and Staten Island
Call Jessica Metz at (212) 570-1693 ex: 380

metzj@fdny.nyc.gov


Back To Work
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STATEN ISLAND:  1688 VICTORY BLVD, SUITE 101A
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10314
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Brentwood, NY 11717
(631) 851-6888


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