NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: An unidentified New York City firefighter walks away from Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York City. The World Trade Center's Twin Towers and the Pentagon were attacked by terrorists using commercial airliners as missiles.
Firemen are deployed near the site of the World Trade Center in New York, in this Sept. 12, 2001, file photo. In the most devastating terrorist onslaught ever waged against the United States, knife-wielding hijackers crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center, toppling its twin 110-story towers.
So many Long Islanders worked at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of 9/11 and there are only a few days left for them to register for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. The Victim Compensation Fund covers those already sick or anyone who fears they may become sick from the toxic dust in the air over lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks.
And you don't have to be a first responder to be eligible. Any one who worked on the pile, or lived and worked in the area can sign-up, even if you aren't sick now. John Feal with the Fealgood Foundation says, “You don’t have to be sick to register. You’re not filing a claim or anything, you’re just registering to be covered under the bill. You know the bill expires in 2016, so we have a two and a half year window,” said Feal.
The deadline to register is 10/3/13.Get more info about the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Here: