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Although they are two separate benefit programs with different eligibility criteria and application processes You must apply separately to either program. Registering for one does not mean you are registered for the other. , the World Trade Center Health Program (“WTCHP”) and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) are related in the following manner. Physicians at the WTCHP determine if your conditions are likely to have been caused by 9/11. If your conditions are deemed to be caused by 9/11, the WTCHP will issue you a certification letter This is sent from WTCHP Administrator Dr. Howard and includes a table indicating the certification date, condition category, and certification category. listing all certified conditions. This letter may include certifications for both physical and psychological conditions, but only physical conditions Psychological conditions such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety are NOT eligible for financial compensation under the VCF. are eligible for financial compensation under the VCF. Certification letters issued by the WTCHP for 9/11-related physical conditions will be accepted by the VCF as proof of your eligible condition.

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