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PEP Oct 2014
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Public Employee Press

Remembering 9/11
Deadline fast approaching for 9/11 victim fund eligibility

The deadline for survivors and responders who were diagnosed on or before 10/12/2012 with a 9/11-related eligible cancer other than prostate and rare cancers to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is Oct. 12. The VCF provides financial compensation for people who suffered economic and non-economic losses resulting from injuries and illnesses caused by 9/11. Please note: the VCF's application process has two parts: registration and filing a claim. You must register to preserve your right to make a claim in the future.

For more information about the WTC Health Program or the VCF, you may call the Safety and Health Dept. at 212-815-1685 or visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WTCHealthDC37). The VCF may be reached at 855-885-1555 or their website www.vcf.gov.

• Member diagnosed on or before Oct. 12, 2012 with one of the cancers added to the list on that dateOct. 12, 2014
• Member diagnosed with prostate cancer on or before Oct. 21, 2013
Oct. 21, 2015
• Member diagnosed on or before Feb. 18, 2014 with a rare cancer that meets the definition as explained by the WTC Health Program Feb. 18, 2016

In general, members with a qualified condition who plan to file a claim with the VCF will have two (2) years from the date of diagnosis to file a registration form in order to preserve the right to file a claim. All VCF claims must be filed by Oct. 3, 2016.

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