This question is complicated, and for now, the best thing for any WTC victim or First Responder to do is read part of the actual Zadroga statute below, and then call an attorney with any questions:

`SEC. 3321. IDENTIFICATION AND INITIAL HEALTH EVALUATION OF SCREENING-ELIGIBLE AND CERTIFIED-ELIGIBLE WTC SURVIVORS.

`(a) Identification of Screening-Eligible WTC Survivors and Certified-Eligible WTC Survivors-

`(1) SCREENING-ELIGIBLE WTC SURVIVORS-

`(A) DEFINITION- In this title, the term `screening-eligible WTC survivor’ means, subject to subparagraph (C) and paragraph (3), an individual who is described in any of the following clauses:

`(i) CURRENTLY IDENTIFIED SURVIVOR- An individual, including a WTC responder, who has been identified as eligible for medical treatment and monitoring by the WTC Environmental Health Center as of the date of enactment of this title.

`(ii) SURVIVOR WHO MEETS CURRENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA- An individual who is not a WTC responder, for purposes of the initial health evaluation under subsection (b), claims symptoms of a WTC-related health condition and meets any of the current eligibility criteria described in subparagraph (B).

`(iii) SURVIVOR WHO MEETS MODIFIED ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA- An individual who is not a WTC responder, for purposes of the initial health evaluation under subsection (b), claims symptoms of a WTC-related health condition and meets such eligibility criteria relating to exposure to airborne toxins, other hazards, or adverse conditions resulting from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as the WTC Administrator determines, after consultation with the Data Centers described in section 3305 and the WTC Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee and WTC Health Program Steering Committees under section 3302.

The Administrator shall not modify such criteria under clause (iii) on or after the date that the number of certifications for certified-eligible WTC survivors under paragraph (2)(B) has reached 80 percent of the limit described in paragraph (3) or on or after the date that the number of enrollments of WTC responders has reached 80 percent of the limit described in section 3311(a)(4).

`(B) CURRENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA- The eligibility criteria described in this subparagraph for an individual are that the individual is described in any of the following clauses:

`(i) A person who was present in the New York City disaster area in the dust or dust cloud on September 11, 2001.

`(ii) A person who worked, resided, or attended school, childcare, or adult daycare in the New York City disaster area for–

`(I) at least 4 days during the 4-month period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on January 10, 2002; or

`(II) at least 30 days during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on July 31, 2002.

`(iii) Any person who worked as a cleanup worker or performed maintenance work in the New York City disaster area during the 4-month period described in subparagraph (B)(i) and had extensive exposure to WTC dust as a result of such work.

`(iv) A person who was deemed eligible to receive a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Residential Grant Program, who possessed a lease for a residence or purchased a residence in the New York City disaster area, and who resided in such residence during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on May 31, 2003.

`(v) A person whose place of employment–

`(I) at any time during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on May 31, 2003, was in the New York City disaster area; and

`(II) was deemed eligible to receive a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation WTC Small Firms Attraction and Retention Act program or other government incentive program designed to revitalize the lower Manhattan economy after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

`(C) APPLICATION AND DETERMINATION PROCESS FOR SCREENING ELIGIBILITY-

`(i) IN GENERAL- The WTC Program Administrator in consultation with the Data Centers shall establish a process for individuals, other than individuals described in subparagraph (A)(i), to be determined to be screening-eligible WTC survivors. Under such process–

`(I) there shall be no fee charged to the applicant for making an application for such determination;

`(II) the Administrator shall make a determination on such an application not later than 60 days after the date of filing the application;

`(III) the Administrator shall make such a determination relating to an applicant’s compliance with this title and shall not determine that an individual is not so eligible or deny written documentation under clause (ii) to such individual unless the Administrator determines that–

`(aa) based on the application submitted, the individual does not meet the eligibility criteria; or

`(bb) the numerical limitation on certifications of certified-eligible WTC survivors set forth in paragraph (3) has been met; and

`(IV) an individual who is determined not to be a screening-eligible WTC survivor shall have an opportunity to appeal such determination in a manner established under such process.

`(ii) WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION OF SCREENING-ELIGIBILITY-

`(I) IN GENERAL- In the case of an individual who is described in subparagraph (A)(i) or who is determined under clause (i) (consistent with paragraph (3)) to be a screening-eligible WTC survivor, the WTC Program Administrator shall provide an appropriate written documentation of such fact.

`(II) TIMING-

`(aa) CURRENTLY IDENTIFIED SURVIVORS- In the case of an individual who is described in subparagraph (A)(i), the WTC Program Administrator shall provide the written documentation under subclause (I) not later than July 1, 2011.

`(bb) OTHER MEMBERS- In the case of another individual who is determined under clause (i) and consistent with paragraph (3) to be a screening-eligible WTC survivor, the WTC Program Administrator shall provide the written documentation under subclause (I) at the time of such determination.

`(2) CERTIFIED-ELIGIBLE WTC SURVIVORS-

`(A) DEFINITION- The term `certified-eligible WTC survivor’ means, subject to paragraph (3), a screening-eligible WTC survivor who the WTC Program Administrator certifies under subparagraph (B) to be eligible for follow-up monitoring and treatment under this part.

`(B) CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MONITORING AND TREATMENT-

`(i) IN GENERAL- The WTC Program Administrator shall establish a certification process under which the Administrator shall provide appropriate certification to screening-eligible WTC survivors who, pursuant to the initial health evaluation under subsection (b), are determined to be eligible for follow-up monitoring and treatment under this part.

`(ii) TIMING-

`(I) CURRENTLY IDENTIFIED SURVIVORS- In the case of an individual who is described in paragraph (1)(A)(i), the WTC Program Administrator shall provide the certification under clause (i) not later than July 1, 2011.

`(II) OTHER MEMBERS- In the case of another individual who is determined under clause (i) to be eligible for follow-up monitoring and treatment, the WTC Program Administrator shall provide the certification under such clause at the time of such determination.

`(3) NUMERICAL LIMITATION ON CERTIFIED-ELIGIBLE WTC SURVIVORS-

`(A) IN GENERAL- The total number of individuals not described in paragraph (1)(A)(i) who may be certified as certified-eligible WTC survivors under paragraph (2)(B) shall not exceed 25,000 at any time.

`(B) PROCESS- In implementing subparagraph (A), the WTC Program Administrator shall–

`(i) limit the number of certifications provided under paragraph (2)(B)–

`(I) in accordance with such subparagraph; and

`(II) to such number, as determined by the Administrator based on the best available information and subject to amounts made available under section 3351, that will ensure sufficient funds will be available to provide treatment and monitoring benefits under this title, with respect to all individuals receiving such certifications through the end of fiscal year 2020; and

`(ii) provide priority in such certifications in the order in which individuals apply for a determination under paragraph (2)(B).

`(4) DISQUALIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS ON TERRORIST WATCH LIST- No individual who is on the terrorist watch list maintained by the Department of Homeland Security shall qualify as a screening-eligible WTC survivor or a certified-eligible WTC survivor. Before determining any individual to be a screening-eligible WTC survivor under paragraph (1) or certifying any individual as a certified eligible WTC survivor under paragraph (2), the Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall determine whether the individual is on such list.