(WCBSTV) – As New York City said thank you to the heroes of September 11, many who still suffer psychological trauma were told they will be losing their mental health benefits early next year.
“Long term it’s going to have a devastating effect on a lot of the members,” said Frank Ancona, retired firefighter.
About 4,500 people who were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and don’t qualify for other programs are enrolled in the City-funded benefit plan.
On Friday the City notified them that as of January 7, 2011, they will no longer be reimbursed for counseling services or medication related to mental health issues. Read More Here