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

Responders in the WTC Health Program share a common experience—they were present at an attack site on September 11, 2001, or in the days, weeks, and months after. Many worked long hours during the rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts, not just at Ground Zero in New York City, but also at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, or at the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Today many responders confront physical and mental health issues related to their 9/11 exposures, 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 9/11-related conditions.

Did you respond to the Pentagon or Shanksville site? You may be eligible for the WTC Health Program.

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.

If you performed rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup, or other related services, at the Pentagon or Shanksville site during the eligible time period and for the minimum hours required, you may be eligible.

See Eligibility Criteria


Step 2: Review what documentation you’ll need

We will need to see documents that show that you performed rescue, recovery, debris cleanup, or other related services at the Pentagon or Shanksville site. These are needed to verify your eligibility when applying.

Review Required Documents


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 available in English and Español.

Get the Application


Learn more about the WTC Health Program enrollment and benefits through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and about the program's 9/11 health research studies through the Research Gateway.