Victim Compensation Fund
The federal fund for people with illnesses related to the Sept. 11 attacks said Friday it has been able to issue compensation decisions to only 112 people out of nearly 55,000 who have applied so far.
Anyone who worked on lived near the World Trade Center on or after Sept. 11 and was exposed to the toxic dust is eligible to sign up ahead of the Oct. 3 deadline.
Time is running out for people exposed to toxins from the Sept. 11 terror attacks to register for health benefits. A deadline of Oct. 3 is looming for those who are sick or might become sick because of 9/11.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer has demanded swift action from the group in charge of distributing funds to those sickened in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.