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Thank you for your interest in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program.

Members of the WTC Health Program share a common experience—they were present during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, or in the days, weeks, and months after.

Some worked long hours during the rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts at Ground Zero and related sites. Many returned to their homes, businesses, and schools in Lower Manhattan. Others were exposed to the dust cloud and the dust that remained.

Today many confront WTC-related physical and mental health issues such as asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), post-traumatic stress, and cancer.

The WTC Health Program is dedicated to providing medical monitoring and treatment for these and other WTC-related conditions.

Think you may qualify?


Step 1: See if you are eligible

We determine eligibility for the program based on what you did during and/or after 9/11, where you were, and how long you were there.


Step 2: Review what documentation you’ll need

We will need to see documents that show you were present and/or worked at Ground Zero or related sites. These are needed to verify your eligibility when applying.


Step 3: Apply

Once you think you’re eligible and know what documentation you need, the next step is to complete the application. You can apply online or by mail. The paper application is also available in Español, Polskie, and 中文.

Learn More

Visit the WTC Health Program’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn about enrollment and benefits and visit the Program Research webpage for information on 9/11 health-related research.