WTC Health Program applicants must also submit documentation supporting location, presence or residence, school information, and/or work activity during or after the 9/11 attacks. The WTC Health Program follows a number of different requirements to determine if a responder or survivor is eligible and this criteria is based upon when and how long the person was exposed to the 9/11 toxic dust.

The eligibility requirements for the WTC Heath Program are much broader and easier to satisfy than the requirements for compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.