What does The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act mean for individual people who responded to the Pentagon and the Shanksville, PA crash site?
The Act now provides for medical monitoring and treatment for emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers who were directly involved in the response to the attacks on the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and the passenger-jet crash site near Shanksville, PA, on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon and Shanksville, PA responder communities were not served by World Trade Center medical monitoring and treatment services that came before the passage of the Act.
Who this may apply to:
- Fire department employees (both fire and emergency personnel, active or retired)
- Police department employees (active or retired)
- Recovery or cleanup workers and contractors
- Volunteers (including Red Cross)
If you were a member of one of these groups and you took part in the rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup, or other related services at the Pentagon or Shanksville, PA sites, you may be eligible for the WTC Health Program.
Next StepsStep 1: Figure out if you are eligible
Read the description of a Pentagon/Shanksville, PA Responder.
Step 2: Enroll in the WTC Health Program
Please download this form and fill it out. You must also provide copies of documents that show where you lived or worked or went to school on 9/11. Please see the list of documents here. If you can't get copies of one or more of those documents, you must write down what you tried to do to get the papers, and why you cannot not include them with your form.
Then mail or fax your form and copies of your documents (or your report saying why you couldn't get them) to:
WTC Health Program
P.O. Box 7001
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Fax number: 1-877-646-5308
If You Need Help
If you have questions about completing the form or submitting it, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U).
If you are unable to download the form, we can mail you a paper copy. To ask for a paper copy, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U).