NJ Man Finally Receives His Illness Benefits From 9/11 THIS YEAR!
Sorry to bring this up, guys, but this story needs to be shared when you think of the volunteers who risked their lives to help with the at the Twin Towers. I don't even know how to react to this any other way….
According to an article in the Times Union, a gentleman named Jamie Hazan fought for 13 years to get his workers compensation from illness he developed after giving his time to help at the World Trade Center.
It came "via overnight mail". I'm so glad they rushed it out to him. He started this process 13 years ago, for God sakes.
I guess there is a deadline for anyone else who wants to file. it's tomorrow (Thursday). Here is the form if you would like to apply.
I don't know all the ins and outs of this case here. I guess I'm just shooting from the hip when I speak about this , but --REALLY? 13 years? You can read more from the Times Union article and then tell me if you feel as outraged about this as I do.
It reminds me of the response we give to soldiers coming back from war with injuries and no jobs. There's always a "we'll get to it" attitude, and it's a crying shame…
What say you?