25,000 register for Sept. 11 victim fund so far

More than 25,000 responders and survivors have registered with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — 7,000 just in the past two months — with the 12th anniversary of the attacks looming and little more than three weeks until the deadline to sign up.

Advocates had worried those made sick from the World Trade Center collapse or working on the pile would miss the Oct. 3 deadline to register with the $2.775 billion fund, set up under the federal James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. By the end of June, fewer than 18,000 people had signed up.

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