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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 U.S. Marshals Service 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 World Trade Center Health Program provides monitoring and treatment for specific health conditions that have been determined to be 9/11-related. The Victim Compensation Fund 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 World Trade Center 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 World Trade Center Health Program at 1 (888) 982-4748.

World Trade Center Links

Clinical Centers of Excellence

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.

Victim Compensation Fund Links

Victim Compensation Fund Contacts

If you have questions about the application process or claim, or you need help using the online system, contact Victim Compensation Fund at:

  • 1 (855) 885-1555 Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST (except Federal government holidays)
  • 1 (855) 885-1558 (For the hearing impaired)
  • 1 (202) 514-1100 (If calling from outside the United States.)

Non-Disclosure Agreement Notice

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (WPEA) was signed into law by President Obama on November 27, 2012. The law strengthens the protections for federal employees who disclose evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act also requires that any non-disclosure policy, form, or agreement (NDA) include the statement below, and provides that non-disclosure agreements executed without the language may be enforced as long as agencies give employees notice of the statement. As an employee/former employee of the Department of Justice, you may have been required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to access classified or other information. You should read the statement below as if it were incorporated into any non-disclosure policy, form, or agreement you have signed:

These provisions are consistent with and do not supersede, conflict with, or otherwise alter the employee obligations, rights, or liabilities created by existing statute or Executive order relating to (1) classified information, (2) communications to Congress, (3) the reporting to an Inspector General of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, or (4) any other whistleblower protection. The definitions, requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, and liabilities created by controlling Executive orders and statutory provisions are incorporated into this agreement and are controlling.

Employees/former employees are reminded that reporting evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse involving classified information or classified programs must continue to be made consistent with established rules and procedures designed to protect classified information.

Controlling Executive Orders and statutory provisions are as follows: