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9/11 Health Bill Advocates Mark 100 Days To Deadline

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With the deadline set for this fall, there's a new push to get those affected by the attacks on September 11th to apply for the victim's compensation fund.

Elected officials, survivors and victim advocates came together Monday to remind eligible recipients to register for the benefits available under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

It provides survivors and family members with financial assistance as well as medical coverage for illness they contracted after the attacks.

"We are here to make sure that people know that they have 100 days, 100 days left to apply for the compensation," said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

"If you see something, you say something. That's a catchy slogan. But here if you know somebody, you help somebody. You guide them. You direct them. You get them to the Centers of Excellence. You get them registered for the VCF," said John Feal of the FealGood Foundation.

Advocates say now that several forms of cancer were added to list of covered illness, more people should apply for benefits.

The deadline to register is October 3.

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