1. On June 4, 2015, the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee will be holding a meeting in New York City. The meeting is available via teleconference and a public comment period is scheduled for the meeting. See specific meeting information...
2. The WTC Health Program to review a new study on rescue/recovery workers to determine whether evidence indicates that certain autoimmune diseases should be added to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions. See additional information...
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders 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 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), which is separate from the World Trade Center Health Program, provides compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or illness, or were killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. For more information about, or to apply to, the VCF visit www.vcf.gov or call 1-855-885-1555.
The World Trade Center Health Registry (Registry) monitors the health of people exposed to the World Trade Center disaster through periodic health surveys. By looking at responses to health questions over time, and matching the information to other health registries, much can be learned about the long-term health effects of 9/11. For more information about the Registry visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/wtc/html/registry/registry.shtml.
Notice: The WTC Health Program will closely monitor any fraudulent activity including the submission of fraudulent information in support of a claim of eligibility or for necessary and covered services, fraudulent misuse of the WTC Health Program by health care providers participating in the program, and submission of claims for services not provided or needed as claimed. The WTC Health Program will report fraudulent conduct to federal law enforcement agencies and violators may be subject to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties. Information concerning suspected fraud related to the WTC Health Program by contractors, grantees, health care providers, or individual recipients should be reported to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General by phone at 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477); online at forms.oig.hhs.gov/hotlineoperations/; or in writing to the following address: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, ATTN: OIG HOTLINE OPERATIONS, P.O. Box 23489, Washington, DC 20026.
Page last reviewed: June 5, 2012 | Page last updated: May 8, 2015