9/11 Nine' To Receive Full Benefits Under Bill


 
 

E.B. Solomont | | Wednesday, November 7, 2007


NEW YORK-- Nine privately employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics who responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001, will receive full worker s compensation benefits under legislation signed by Governor Spitzer.

The 9/11 Nine, as they have been called, previously were limited to $400 in weekly compensation. Under the law signed last week, which had been vetoed three times before, the responders are eligible to receive benefits similar to those of their municipal counterparts. Their employers will pay for the benefits, which could add up to tens of thousands of dollars each year.

To say this is a great and gratifying day for the nine of us and our families would be a huge understatement, a paramedic, Marvin Bethea, said. Mr. Bethea was buried two times under rubble when the towers collapsed.


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