If you can say “YES” to both questions below, you may be eligible for cash compensation benefits from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund:
1. Were you present in the “9/11 Crash Site Area” (see generally map below*) between September 11th, 2001 and May 30th, 2002? and
2. Do you have a 9/11 “covered illness” such as cancer, breathing problems, or digestive issues?
Non-melanoma skin cancer
Melanoma skin cancer
Hodgkin ’s disease
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (or NHL)
Head, Brain, Neck Cancers
Female breast cancer
Breast carcinoma in situ
Soft Tissue/ Sarcoma Cancer
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
Interstitial Lung Disease (including Sarcoidosis, Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS), Asthma, Asbestosis)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
*Note: Generally, the “9/11 Crash Site Area” includes the World Trade Center site, Pentagon site, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania site, downtown Manhattan below Canal Street west to the Hudson River and east below Clinton Street to the East River. In addition, the crash site include the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, the trucks and barges that removed 9/11 debris, places where emergency vehicles were cleaned, and the New York City Morgue.