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How 9/11 victims are still being supported today

28th July 2021 Print
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The attacks on the twin towers that occurred on September 11th, 2001, changed the world in so many ways. However, the event most affected the attack victims who still feel its effects to this day.  

There is much that has been done to address the devastating results of the 9/11 attacks. The victims who suffered the worst of the effects have required various types of assistance to this day.  

The following are several ways in which the 9/11 victims are still being supported today: 

Counter-Terrorism Strategies

One of the most meaningful ways in which 9/11 victims receive support today is by ensuring such an attack never happens again. There have been plenty of counter-terrorism measures in place today that have made that a reality. 

Terrorism did not start in 2001, but the US and other countries took that attack as a sign to step up the fight against terrorism. The actions that authorities took from that day henceforth have proved very effective in fighting terrorism worldwide. 

The victims of 9/11 are being supported by counter-terrorism that has ensured no such attack has occurred on US soil. Without these programs, the victims of 9/11 would live in a perpetual state of anxiety, never knowing if they would suffer such conditions again.

Compensation Fund

In early 2011, former US President Barack Obama signed the 9/11 Health and Compensation Plan into being. It resulted in the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.  

The fund offers compensation for 9/11 victims, particularly those who cannot work and earn an income because of injuries sustained during the attack. The compensation fund also helps those with medical bills that they have to pay to this day because of diseases or injuries contracted during the attack.  

Many private insurance companies will not pay for work-related injuries or illnesses; hence those with 9/11 related injuries or conditions will not receive coverage. The World Trade Center health program helps those with 9/11 associated injuries and diseases get medical insurance where they otherwise would not.  

Anyone who is part of the WTC programs in existence is eligible for the health program. If they have any injuries or illnesses they can prove were the result of the 9/11 attacks, they can also participate in the program. 

The fund and the program help thousands of people who would otherwise be under challenging conditions with medical bills and severe health issues.

Treatment Referral Programs

Another way in which 9/11 victims are being supported to this day is through treatment referral programs. The 9/11 Treatment Referral Program Helps victims of the 9/11 attack as well as first responders with approved 9/11 related conditions.  

You can participate in the program anywhere across the country as long as you are part of the World Trade Center Health Registry.  

The referral treatment program helps people with conditions that include acute and traumatic injuries, airway and digestive disorders, cancers, mental health conditions, and musculoskeletal disorders.  

The steps to participate in the program are pretty simple. You first have to be proven eligible for the program by its administrators. You then have to send in your application. If your application is accepted, you will receive guidance from program members about the enrollment and participation process.  

In conclusion, there are many ways in which 9/11 victims and first responders are receiving support to this day. The primary forms of support include receiving treatment for 9/11 health-related issues and financial compensation. Both ways work to make life better for the victims who still feel the effect of the attack today.

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