NY raises awareness about 9-11 health help
New York State is taking steps to raise awareness about benefits for those who may be sick from 9-11 related toxins.
There are around 130 thousand people enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program as of December of last year. However, many more may qualify for health and money benefits. New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation on the anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks to help raise awareness for those who were in the Lower Manhattan and northern Brooklyn exposure zones between September 2001 and the end of May 2002.
“New York remains committed to honoring the legacy of those lost and providing resources for victims and their loved ones.”
The bill she signed requires businesses that had people return to work after the attack to notify those people of their possible eligibility for the Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Fund.