WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's been 11 years since terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center towers, and more than a year-and-a-half since President Barack Obama signed into law a bill meant to compensate responders and survivors sickened from exposure to the hazardous debris and toxins of Ground Zero.
But they're going to have to wait a while longer -- perhaps more than a year -- before most of them start to see any of the money authorized in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
"It's going to be a process, and I think it's going to take a year or
two until that process really gets moving," said Sheila Birnbaum, the
special master of the $2.775 billion 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
"People have to get medical records, they have to do all kinds of
things, and they're going to have to get certified that they meet the
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