Established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the World Trade Center (WTC) Health program is an important resource for general responders to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
Serving people injured or exposed in the attacks, the program offers monitoring and treatment services to eligible claimants. You should become informed about applying to the program and what to do if benefits are denied.
Responders, volunteers and others exposed during and after the terrorist attacks face increased lifetime risks for numerous conditions and illnesses. For eligible claimants, The WTC Health Program at Mount Sinai locations provides an annual monitoring exam that includes the following:
- Chest X-ray every two years
- Blood and urine tests
- Complete physical examination
- Breathing tests
- Counseling and other services
Treatment services are responsive to conditions diagnosed.
More than 64,000 people receive service from the WTC Health Program. More than 24,000 people received monitoring exams between July 2012 and June 2013. Just over 20,000 had diagnostic evaluations during that time.
The damage wrought on September 11, 2001 is ultimately incalculable. The WTC Health Program helps individuals and their families meet and adjust to long-term physical and emotional conditions that continue to stretch the aftermath of that fateful day into the future.
When you have questions about WTC compensation or health benefits, obtain experienced legal advice.