Compensation Still Available for 9/11 Injury and Cancer Victims

Victims of post 9/11 related illnesses and injuries. Compensation still may be available through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and free medical treatment may be available for individuals that suffered from any of the following conditions through the World Trade Center Health Program.

If you or a loved one have suffered from a cancer diagnosis after 9/11, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.

Who may be eligible to receive money from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

  • Firefighters
  • Police Officers
  • EMTs
  • Sanitation workers
  • Construction workers
  • 9/11 Volunteers
  • Out-of-state responders
  • Employees who worked at any business below Canal Street
  • Residents living below Canal Street
  • Students going to a school below Canal Street
  • Many others

Anyone who was present in one of the following locations between between 9/11/01 and 5/30/02 may be eligible to receive money from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and/or for free medical monitoring through the World Trade Center Health Program:

  • Lower Manhattan below Canal Street
  • The Fresh Kills landfill
  • On barges/trucks/piers along debris removal routes
  • The NYC Morgue
  • At garages where emergency vehicles were cleaned

We are working with firms investigating any of the following illnesses, disorders or complications.

Aerodigestive Disorders

  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough syndrome
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Chronic nasopharyngitis
  • Chronic respiratory disorder due to fumes/vapors Chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
  • Sleep apnea exacerbated by or related to another condition in the list of aerodigestive disorders Upper airway hyperreactivity
  • WTC-exacerbated and new-onset chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

The following Cancers have been added to the list of WTC-related health conditions by regulation: Blood and Lymphoid Tissue Diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Follicular [nodular] non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Leukemia of unspecified cell type
  • Lymphoid leukemia
  • Malignant immunoproliferative diseases
  • Monocytic leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms
  • Myeloid leukemia
  • Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue
  • Other and unspecified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Other leukemias of specified cell type
  • Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas

Childhood Cancers

  • Any type of cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20

Female Breast

Victims who have suffered any of the following covered diseases or illnesses listed on the WTC Health Program List of Covered Conditions may also be eligible for free treatment and medication, in addition to compensation through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

CANCERS – FULL LIST

Blood and Lymphoid Tissue (including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma)

  • Diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Follicular (nodular) non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Leukemia of unspecified cell type
  • Lymphoid leukemia
  • Malignant immunoproliferative diseases
  • Monocytic leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms
  • Myeloid leukemia
  • Other and unspecified lymphoid, hematopoietic, and related tissue
  • Other and unspecified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Other leukemias of specified cell type
  • Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

Digestive System

  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
  • Other and ill-defined digestive organs
  • Rectosignoid junction
  • Rectum
  • Retroperitoneum and peritoneum
  • Stomach

Eye and Orbit

  • Eye and adnexa

Female Breast

Ovary

Head and Neck

  • Accessory sinuses
  • Base of tongue
  • Floor of mouth
  • Gum
  • Hypopharynx
  • Larynx
  • Lip
  • Nasal cavity
  • Nasopharynx
  • Other and ill-defined conditions in the lip, oral cavity, and pharynx
  • Other and unspecified major salivary glands
  • Other and unspecified part of the mouth
  • Other and unspecified parts of the tongue
  • Oropharynx
  • Palate
  • Parotid gland
  • Piriform sinus
  • Tonsil

Respiratory System

  • Bronchus and lung
  • Heart, mediastinum, and pleura
  • Other and ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs
  • Trachea

Skin (Melanoma and non-Melanoma)

  • Malignant melanoma of skin
  • Other malignant neoplasms of skin
  • Scrotum

Soft Tissue

  • Other connective and soft tissue
  • Peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system

Thyroid

  • Thyroid gland

Urinary System

  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Other and unspecified urinary organs
  • Prostate
  • Renal pelvis
  • Ureter

Mesothelioma

Aerodigestive Disorders (Airways and Digestive Disorders)

  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough syndrome
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Chronic nasopharyngitis
  • Chronic respiratory disorder—fumes/vapors
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (“GERD”) (persistent heartburn)
  • Interstitial lung diseases (e.g., sarcoidosis)
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
  • Sleep apnea exacerbated by or related to another condition described in the list of aerodigestive disorders
  • Upper airway hyperreactivity
  • WTC-exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • New-onset COPD

Mental Health Conditions (ineligible for compensation)

  • Acute stress disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety disorder (not otherwise specified)
  • Depression (not otherwise specified)
  • Dysthymic disorder (persistent depressive disorder)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse

Musculoskeletal Disorders (Responders only)

  • Responders who received treatment for a WTC-related musculoskeletal disorder, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or lower back pain, on or before September 11, 2003 are eligible for coverage.

Acute Traumatic Injury – Responders and survivors who received treatment for a WTC-related acute traumatic injury on or before September 11, 2003 are eligible for coverage. Examples include:

  • Eye injury
  • Burn
  • Head trauma
  • Fracture
  • Tendon tear
  • Complex sprain

Rare Cancers

  • Malignant neoplasms of the adrenal gland and other endocrine glands and related structures
  • Anus and anal canal
  • Bone and articular cartilage
  • Breast among men
  • Gallbladder and other parts of biliary tract
  • Meninges, brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, and other parts of central nervous system
  • Pancreas
  • Penis and testis
  • Placenta
  • Small intestine
  • Thymus
  • Vulva, vagina, and cervix uteri (invasive only)
  • Malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm, including carcinoid tumors
  • Myeloid neoplasms, including myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms, and myeloid malignancies associated with eosinophilia and abnormalities of growth factor receptors derived from platelets or fibroblasts
  • Other cancers that meet the threshold incidence rate of less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year based on age-adjusted 2005-2009 average annual data.