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3.1 Is the WTC Health Program part of the VCF?

3.1 Is the WTC Health Program part of the VCF?
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No, the VCF and the WTC Health Program are two separate programs, each of which has its own registration process, eligibility criteria, and mission. The WTC Health Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders to the WTC and related sites in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA; and for survivors who were in the WTC Health Program’s New York City Disaster Area during the required timeframe. The VCF is administered by the U.S Department of Justice and provides financial compensation for those who have been diagnosed with an eligible 9/11-related illness, and who meet the VCF’s eligibility criteria.  Enrollment in the WTC Health Program does not register you with the VCF or file a claim on your behalf.

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