The World Trade Center Health Program and How to Enroll

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Hello, I'm Daniel Hansen, a senior partner at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco. Anybody who is sick from what may be a 9/11 condition wants to know what is the World Trade Center Health Program and how can I enroll? The World Trade Center Health Program is a nationwide, free program available to first responders, Downtown New York City residents, Downtown New York City workers, Downtown New York City students, anybody that was downtown Manhattan in 2001 and 2002. If you were downtown Manhattan in 2001 or 2002, and got sick, you may be covered.

The World Trade Center Health Program provides lifetime healthcare to area residents, area workers, and first responders. This free treatment includes treatment for cancer over 70 times, treatment for what they call aerodigestive conditions, and that's really the fancy word for breathing conditions, digestive conditions, asthma, sinus conditions, and anything that really relates to your breathing or your digestion.

The first two requirements to be eligible for treatment by the health program seem relatively simple. If you were downtown Manhattan from September 11, 2001 to May 30, 2002, and you have cancer or one of the other breathing or digestive conditions, you're probably covered. But there's a big but here. There's many other requirements and details that need to be satisfied before you receive free lifetime healthcare. These requirements are contained and set forth in detail in the hundreds of pages of materials published by the World Trade Center Health Program, the National Institute of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Our firm, having filed well over a thousand of these applications, can help you navigate this complex process. If you have any questions about the status of your application, or need help filling out an application, call us anytime at 1-855-WTC-INFO.

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