Deadline to register for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is TODAY: What you need to know

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The deadline to register for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is today, October 3.

It’s very important that if you were directly affected by the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks on that World Trade Center that you register. The fund is not exclusive to firefighters and police officers; first responders, recovery workers and people who lived, worked or went to school near Ground Zero — all of Lower Manhattan below Canal Street — are eligible and urged to register for the fund.

More than 40,000 people have registered so far, with at least 7,000 signing up within the last week alone. Administrators urge anyone who may have been affected to register now, even if you are not suffering from one of the many cancers, respiratory or digestive problems linked to the toxic dust from Ground Zero. Debris and dust from the wreckage of the World Trade Center is being blamed in a surge of over 50 types of cancer in people who were at or near Ground Zero.

To register, please visit www.vcf.gov.