42 CFR 88.4 - Eligibility criteria - WTC responders.

§ 88.4 Eligibility criteria - WTC responders.

(a) Responders to the New York City disaster area who have not been previously identified as eligible as provided for under § 88.3 of this part may apply for enrollment in the WTC Health Program on or after July 1, 2011. Such individuals must meet the criteria in one of the following categories to be considered eligible for enrollment:

(1) Firefighters and related personnel must meet the criteria specified in paragraph (a)(1)(i) or (ii) of this section:

(i) The individual was an active or retired member of the Fire Department, City of New York (whether firefighter or emergency personnel), and participated at least 1 day in the rescue and recovery effort at any of the former World Trade Center sites (including Ground Zero, the Staten Island Landfill, or the New York City Chief Medical Examiner's Office), during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on July 31, 2002; or

(ii) The individual is:

(A) A surviving immediate family member of an individual who was an active or retired member of the Fire Department, City of New York (whether firefighter or emergency personnel), who was killed at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, and

(B) Received any treatment for a WTC-related mental health condition on or before September 1, 2008.

(2) Law enforcement officers and WTC rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers must meet the criteria specified in paragraph (a)(2)(i) or (ii) of this section:

(i) The individual worked or volunteered onsite in rescue, recovery, debris cleanup, or related support services in lower Manhattan (south of Canal Street), the Staten Island Landfill, or the barge loading piers, for at least:

(A) 4 hours during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on September 14, 2001; or

(B) 24 hours during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on September 30, 2001; or

(C) 80 hours during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on July 31, 2002.

(ii) The individual was an active or retired member of the New York City Police Department or an active or retired member of the Port Authority Police of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who participated onsite in rescue, recovery, debris cleanup, or related support services, for at least:

(A) 4 hours during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on September 14, 2001, in lower Manhattan (south of Canal Street), including Ground Zero, the Staten Island Landfill, or the barge loading piers; or

(B) 1 day beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on July 31, 2002, at Ground Zero, the Staten Island Landfill, or the barge loading piers; or

(C) 24 hours during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on September 30, 2001, in lower Manhattan (south of Canal Street); or

(D) 80 hours during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on July 31, 2002, in lower Manhattan (south of Canal Street).

(3) Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City employee. The individual was an employee of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City involved in the examination and handling of human remains from the WTC attacks, or other morgue worker who performed similar post-September 11 functions for such Office staff, during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on July 31, 2002.

(4) Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation Tunnel worker. The individual was a worker in the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation Tunnel for at least 24 hours during the period beginning on February 1, 2002, and ending on July 1, 2002.

(5) Vehicle-maintenance worker. The individual was a vehicle-maintenance worker who was exposed to debris from the former World Trade Center while retrieving, driving, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining vehicles contaminated by airborne toxins from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; and conducted such work for at least 1 day during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on July 31, 2002.

(b) Responders to the Pentagon site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, may apply for enrollment in the WTC Health Program on or after April 29, 2013. Individuals must meet the criteria below to be considered eligible for enrollment:

(1) The individual was an active or retired member of a fire or police department (fire or emergency personnel), worked for a recovery or cleanup contractor, or was a volunteer; and

(2) Performed rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup, or other related services at the Pentagon site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, for at least 1 day beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on November 19, 2001.

(c) Responders to the Shanksville, Pennsylvania site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, may apply for enrollment in the WTC Health Program on or after April 29, 2013. Individuals must meet the criteria below to be considered eligible for enrollment:

(1) The individual was an active or retired member of a fire or police department (fire or emergency personnel), worked for a recovery or cleanup contractor, or was a volunteer; and

(2) Performed rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup, or other related services at the Shanksville, Pennsylvania site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, for at least 1 day beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on October 3, 2001.

(d) [Reserved]

(e) The WTC Health Program will maintain a list of WTC responders.

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