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Fire Service Industry News: NYS Court Decision May Impact Some Injured and Ill 9/11 Volunteers

By Ben Chevat Executive Director 9/11 Health Watch Last week, the New York State Appellate Division, 3rd Department in Albany NY ruled in the case of   HAZAN v. WTC VOLUNTEER FUND.  The court decided that the New York State Workers Compensation Board had improperly withheld benefits from Jaime Hazan, an unaffiliated World Trade Center Volunteer. In the aftermath of 9/11, the NYS Congressional Delegation worked to get funding for several programs to deal with the aftermath of 9/11. One such effort was funding for a World Trade Center Volunteer Fund, implemented by the NYS Worker Compensation Board, using federal funds to provide compensation for volunteers who helped out o...

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