Yesterday on 9/11, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed five pieces of legislation while in New York City that will provide support for 9/11 victims, survivors and their loved ones. The legislation will remove barriers and/or delays from Victim Compensation Fund and workers’ compensation claims.
Part of the legislation signed will include the renaming of two bridges and a highway to honor individuals who ended up giving the ultimate sacrifice.
“On this solemn day of remembrance, let us not only honor the lives lost on 9/11, but also extend our support to the survivors, their loved ones and our first responders,” Governor Hochul said. “New York remains committed to honoring the legacy of those lost and providing resources for victims and their loved ones.”
Individuals that were in Lower Manhattan and Northern Brooklyn exposure zones between the dates of September 2001 and May 2002 will be made aware by their employers of their rights to register for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program.