Members of the WTC Health Program may be eligible for benefits through the Federal Victim’s Compensation Program and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Program. Each program has its own guidelines and we encourage members to visit the websites below to learn more.
The WTC Health Program is not a compensation program, however. We provide medical monitoring and treatment to eligible members. Enrollment in the WTC Health Program does not automatically enroll members in a compensation program. Eligible members must apply for compensation programs separately.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is administered by the Department of Justice and is separate from the WTC Health Program. The VCF provides compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) that suffered physical harm or illness, or was 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.
Please note, if you are applying to the VCF, you do not need a letter from the WTC Health Program for your VCF application. The VCF, with your permission, will contact the Program directly to confirm your membership and your certified health conditions. While the WTC Health Program collaborates with the VCF, the VCF manages all claims and only they can provide you with an update on your case.
On September 11, 2016, New York state extended compensation eligibility and benefits for World Trade Center workers (paid workers and volunteers) under Article 8-A. This legislation:
Workers can obtain Form WTC-12 from any Board office or from the Board website. Completed forms must be received at the Board’s Centralized Mailing Address by September 11, 2018.
The address is:
NYS Workers’ Compensation Board
P.O. Box 5205
For more information, please see World Trade Center Assistance or call (877) 632-4996.