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Relief for Ailing 9/11 Survivors, As Trump Approves VCF Extension Bill

Posted 7/31/19

In the biggest step toward assuring those infected with life-threatening illnesses due to exposure to deadly toxins in the aftermath of the World Trade Center’s destruction that they and their families will be financially covered, President Trump July 29 reauthorized funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund until 2092 after the U.S. Senate voted 97 to 2 for it six days earlier.

The VCF is open to the 90,000 first-responders who worked or volunteered in and around the lower Manhattan site, as well as to the 400,000 survivors who resided, worked or went to school below Canal St. at the time of the attack and the several months of cleanup work that followed.

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