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September 11th Victims' Fund Accepts More Applications

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People who got sick after being exposed to toxins at the World Trade Center site are getting another chance to apply for aid.

Starting Monday, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is taking applications for nearly $3 billion in government assistance.

Those who were denied aid from the first fund can apply again this round.

Cancer is still not covered, but officials plan to review the list of eligible diseases next year.

The new fund will cover a bigger geographical area, including all of Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street.

The period of when a person could have been exposed has also been extended to May 2002.

The deadline to apply is October 2013, or two years from the time a person learns a sickness or injury came from exposure to the World Trade Center site.

The program will run for six years.

For more information on how to apply, visit VCF.gov.

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