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U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) - 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs Fact Sheet


In an effort to ensure all individuals directly affected by the attacks of 9/11 are fully informed of health and compensation related assistance the USMS has prepared this fact sheet. On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Zadroga Act) into law. The Zadroga Act created the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and extended the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The WTC Health Program provides monitoring and treatment for specific health conditions that have been determined to be 9/11-related. The VCF provides monetary compensation to individuals or surviving family members whose injuries, illnesses, or deaths were related to 9/11.

World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program:

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program offers high-quality, compassionate care to those individuals directly affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Who benefits: Members of the WTC Health Program live in every state of the nation. The WTC Health Program strives to meet its members’ needs regardless of location. Members in the New York and New Jersey area can access care through one of their Clinical Centers of Excellence (CCEs). Members outside of New York can join the Nationwide Provider Network (NPN) to find a health provider close to their homes. For assistance finding a provider please call the WTC Health Program at 1-888-982-4748.

WTC Links: https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/  Help Line: 1 (888) 982-4748 M-F from 9:00am-5:00pm EST.

Clinical Centers of Excellence: https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/clinics.html
For Example: Mount Sinai Clinical Center for Excellence: https://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/occupational-health/world-trade-center-health-program

Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Program:
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was created to provide compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm 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.

This law has been extended allowing individuals to submit claims until December 19, 2020.

VCF Links: https://www.vcf.gov phone: 1 (855) 885-1555

VCF Contacts: If you have questions about the application process or claim, or you need help using the online system, contact VCF at: 1-855-885-1555 M-F 8:30-5:00 EST (except Federal government holidays)
1-855-885-1558 (For the hearing impaired) 1-202-514-1100 (If calling from outside the United States.)

 

 

 

 

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