Benefits available to those exposed to 9/11 toxins

Benefits available to those exposed to 9/11 toxins

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  • Sept 11 museum takes action on gift shop criticism

    Sept 11 museum takes action on gift shop criticism

    Thursday, May 29 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-05-29 10:37:25 GMT
    Responding to criticism, National September 11 Memorial Museum officials say victims' families will be consulted regarding merchandise on sale in its gift shop. Memorial Foundation President Joe Daniels says the museum will enlist the help of 9/11 family members who sit on the foundation's board in vetting the products.
    Responding to criticism, National September 11 Memorial Museum officials say victims' families will be consulted regarding merchandise on sale in its gift shop. Memorial Foundation President Joe Daniels says the museum will enlist the help of 9/11 family members who sit on the foundation's board in vetting the products.
  • Memorial remains free

    Sept. 11 Museum president defends $24 admission fee

    Sept. 11 Museum president defends $24 admission fee

    The president of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is defending the decision to charge a $24 adult admission fee when the museum finally opens in May 2014 after some 9/11 families criticized the price tag.
    The president of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is defending the decision to charge a $24 adult admission fee when the museum finally opens in May 2014 after some 9/11 families criticized the price tag. Joe Daniels pointed out that the 9/11 Memorial complex receives no federal, state, or local funding to defray its projected $63 million annual operating cost and that the memorial plaza, which is already open, will continue to remain free.
  • NYPD remembers 23 killed on 9/11

    NYPD remembers 23 killed on 9/11

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-09-11 15:24:00 GMT
    The New York Police Department is remembering 23 members killed in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001.
    The New York Police Department is remembering 23 members killed in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001.

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York officials are reaching out to people who may have been physically affected by the 9/11 attacks to tell them they may still be eligible for health benefits.

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler are joining community and labor officials and emergency workers on Monday for the start of an outreach campaign to publicize the available benefits.

Tens of thousands of people are eligible for free medical exams, treatment and medication under the World Trade Center Health Program. They include those who lived and worked in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn in the year following 9/11 -- even those who may have been exposed just briefly to possible toxins.

There's no deadline to file health claims.

Oct. 3 is the deadline for the Victims Compensation Fund for economic losses due to 9/11 injuries.

AP-WF-06-24-13 1354GMT

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