Program Description

The WTC Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders to the September 11th, terrorist attacks at the WTC and related sites in New York City, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, and survivors who were in the New York City disaster area.  The WTC Health Program provides treatment for many health conditions aggravated by, contributed to, or caused by an individual's 9/11 exposures, including aerodigestive disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, cancers, and mental health conditions. 

General Program Requirements

To qualify for this program you must match one of the following descriptions:

  • FDNY Responder -a member of the Fire Department of New York City (whether fire or emergency personnel, active, or retired) who participated at least one day in the rescue and recovery effort at any of the former World Trade Center sites.
  • General Responder -a worker or volunteer who provided rescue, recovery, demolition, debris removal, and related support services in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, but was not affiliated with the Fire Department of New York.
  • NYC Survivor - a person who was present in the New York City disaster area or in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center as a result of their work; residence; or attendance at school, child care, or adult day care.
  • Pentagon/Shanksville, PA Responders - For emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers who were directly involved in the response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon in Arlington, VA and the Flight 93 crash near Shanksville, PA.

Additional information about groups eligible for this program is here.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for this program visit the World Trade Center Health program's application page.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit the World Trade Center Health Program's website.

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