Jon Stewart, formerly of the Daily Show and an devoted advocate for 9/11 victims, appeared on a special Facebook streaming program yesterday to urge 30,000 people potentially eligible for health care through the World Trade Center Health Program and compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to take advantage of the programs. (listen above to a Daily News snippet).

This important and informative event, held at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, was much needed. For the last five years, this blog has posted literally hundreds of informative posts on the benefits available to 9/11 first responders and all downtown workers and residents in lower Manhattan. Nevertheless, there are still many individuals who don’t know they are eligible. This is a shame because the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program brings world class medical professionals to those eligible under the 9/11 Zadroga Act.

As a service to our clients, Turley Hansen will complete all paperwork to enroll our clients in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) so you can concentrate on your health.

Besides enrolling our clients in the health program, our office works with clients everyday advising of all the World Trade Center Health Program’s benefits and how they may impact on their 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim.

We can streamline the entire process of obtaining “proof” documents both the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Those eligible do not have to give up their current treating doctors to avail themselves of the significant benefits of the World Trade Center Health Program. For example, no matter where in the country you live, if you are a 9/11 cancer victim you can continue to treat with your current surgeon and oncologist but also obtain benefits, such as 100% paid prescriptions, from the health program.

Those eligible for coverage for health care under the 9/11 Zadroga Act may include:

  • Workers and Volunteers – construction workers, utility workers, security workers, volunteers, etc. (call us for full list) who worked or volunteered in rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup or related support services in lower Manhattan (south of Canal St), including Ground Zero, the Staten Island Landfill, or the trucks, barges, or piers;
  • Members of the NYPD or the Port Authority Police (active or retired) who participated in rescue, recovery, debris cleanup, or related services in lower Manhattan (south of Canal St), including Ground Zero, the Fresh Kills Landfill, or the barge piers;
  • Members of the Fire Department of New York City – FDNY (fire or emergency personnel, active or retired) who participated at least one day in the rescue and recovery effort at any of the former World Trade Center sites (including Ground Zero, Staten Island Landfill, and the New York City Chief Medical Examiner’s Office),
  • Volunteer firefighters and police officers not employed by NYC;
  • NYC morgue workers;
  • Vehicle-maintenance workers who was exposed to debris from the former World Trade Center site while retrieving, driving, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining contaminated vehicles.

New York City Survivors (including downtown residents, office workers, students)

  • All people who were present in the New York City disaster area in the dust on September 11, 2001;
  • All people who worked, lived, or attended school, child care, or adult day care in the New York City disaster area for at least 4 days during the 4-month period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on Jan. 10, 2002, or at least 30 days during the 11 months beginning September 11, 2001 and ending on July 31, 2002;
  • All people on who worked as cleanup workers or performed maintenance work in the New York City disaster area during the 4 months starting September 11, 2001, and ending on Jan. 10, 2002;

Pentagon/Shanksville, Pennsylvania Responders

  • Fire department employees (both fire and emergency personnel, active or retired), police department employees (active or retired), recovery or cleanup workers and contractors and volunteers (including Red Cross) who took part in the rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup, or other related services after the terrorist-related air crashes on September 11, 2001, at the Pentagon or the passenger-jet crash site in Shanksville, PA.

Some of the most common 9/11 cancers that can be treated through the World Trade Center Health Program include:

If you would like Turley Hansen to enroll you in the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program in conjunction with your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim, please call us at 1-855-WTC-INFO. We will answer all your questions take care of all the paperwork.

A new website 911wereyouthere.com has been launched by several non-profit 9/11 support groups with additional info. In addition, you can call the World Trade Center Health Program directly at 1-888-982-4748.