The WTCHP and VCF require that claimants prove they were in the exposure zone in order to qualify for health care and compensation, and depending on a person’s reasons for being downtown on and after 9/11, there are several ways to do this. A lot of people find that the easiest way to prove their presence is to send the VCF and Health Program two Witness Affidavits. These are written statements from people who personally saw you in the exposure zone sometime between September 11th, 2001 and May 30th, 2002. They must describe where and when they saw you and what you were doing.
We know it’s easy to lose touch with the people we worked, lived, or went to school with almost two decades ago, so we recommend everybody in the 9/11 community find their witnesses now, before your friends, colleagues disappear or pass away. The rest is easy. You are welcome to download a blank affidavit at Proof of Presence Affidavit. Or, we’ll send you an affidavit form that is accepted by both the Health Program and the VCF. All your witnesses have to do is fill it out, sign, and date. No notary required!
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