Tuesday, January 9, 2007
United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Hearing on Ensuring Full Implementation of the 9/11 Commission’s Recommendations
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm. 342, Washington, D.C.
Mary Fetchet and other family members will testify. Check TV listings to see if the hearing will air on CSPAN or CSPAN2
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Health Seminars Regarding post 9/11 Health and Environmental Issues at September Space
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: September Space Lower Manhattan
11 Broadway, 11th Floor (between Exchange Place and Bowling Green),
New York, NY
Sponsored by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Dr. Perera will present findings from the on-going WTC Pregnancy Study. For more information or to RSVP for programs, please contact Laura Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-563-7570 ext. 20. http://www.worldcares.org
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Multi-Family Group for Latino Clean-up and Recovery Workers at September Space
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
September Space Midtown Manhattan
520 8th Avenue, 11th Floor (between 36th and 37th streets),
New York, NY
Peer discussions with licensed facilitators, relax and rejuvenate body work, creative arts for children, lunch and refreshments at September Space.
For more information or to RSVP for programs, please email email@example.com or call Heather Anderson at 646-289-3098. http://www.worldcares.org
WTC Workers Register Now for Workers' Compensation Eligibility
Attention 9/11 Rescue and Recovery and Clean-Up Workers: The New York State Workers’ Compensation Law has just been changed to help you register to file a claim for workers’ compensation if you have a 9/11- related illness. The change also applies to workers and volunteers who are not sick, but who may become sick in the future because they were exposed to the toxic air after 9/11.
The first step is to apply for registration as a bona-fide WTC worker. Visit the NYCOSH website to download an application form, or get a form directly from the NY State Workers' Compensation Board. Then you must fill out the form, have it notarized and mail in into the Compensation Board. A Fact sheet provides FAQ's and more information, or you can call 1-866-WTC-2556 to request a form. THIS FORM IS TO REGISTER, NOT TO FILE A CLAIM. YOU MUST REGISTER NOW TO PRESERVE YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A CLAIM AT ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE.
The deadline for registering is August 14, 2007. If you do not register before the deadline, you will never be able to collect workers’ compensation if you develop a 9/11-related illness later. Thousands of people who participated in rescue, recovery or cleanup work after 9/11 are now sick. Many more may become sick as a result of exposure to contaminated dust and smoke. The New York State Workers’ Compensation Law has been changed to allow someone who was exposed, but is not sick, to register. Registering now will protect your right to file a workers’ compensation claim if you become sick at any time in the future. The law also allows anyone who already filed a claim – but was turned down because the claim was filed too late – to re-file. If you do not register and are sick or become sick later, you will not be able to file or re-file a claim. Workers’ compensation pays all the medical expenses for a sickness or an injury that is work-related. It also pays two-thirds of your average weekly wage up to $400 a week if you cannot work because of work-related sickness or injury. Even if you are now healthy, but were exposed to contaminated air after 9/11, you must register now with the Workers’ Compensation Board to protect your right to file a claim if and when you become sick.