Maloney Marks Anniversary of September 11th Attacks
While participating in a Remembrance Ceremony on the steps of the Capitol, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney marked the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Maloney also urged all eligible first responders and survivors to apply for economic compensation through the 9/11 James Zadroga Act’s Victim Compensation Fund before the deadline expires.
“As our nation stops to remember the tragic events, we are reminded of the unbreakable spirit of New Yorkers and the United States of America – especially in the days and months that followed the attack. On the twelfth anniversary of these horrific attacks, we remember the thousands killed, their families and our brave first responders who heroically went into harm’s way,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
“Our brave first responders deserve the benefits they are owed after selflessly risking their lives in the aftermath of this attack. With the deadline to apply for these benefits quickly approaching, I want to ensure no hero or survivor misses the chance to participate in this program,” concluded Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
The deadline to apply for the Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) is Oct. 3, 2013. The Fund was established by Congress to compensate for physical harm or death caused by the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts in their immediate aftermath. Those who believe they are eligible for compensation or have questions related to eligibility are encouraged to call Representative Maloney’s office at 845-561-1259, or they can register by visiting the VCF’s website at www.vcf.gov.