An eligible SURVIVOR is:
A person who was present in the New York City Disaster area in the dust or the dust cloud on September 11, 2001.
A person who worked, lived, or attended school, childcare or adult/senior care in the NYC disaster area for at least 4 days during the 4 month period from September 11, 2001 to January 10, 2002 or 30 days during the 11 month period from September 11, 2001 to July 31, 2002.
A person who worked as a cleanup worker or performed maintenance work at the NYC disaster area during the 4 months starting September 11, 2001 and ending on January 10, 2002.
A person who was eligible to receive a grant from the LMDC (Lower Manhattan Development Corporation) Residential Grant Program, who had a lease for a residence or bought a residence in the New York City disaster area and who lived in that residence during the period beginning September 11, 2001 and ending on May 31, 2003.
A person whose place of employment any time during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on May 31, 2003, was in the New York City disaster area; and was eligible to receive a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation WTC Small Firms Attraction and Retention Act program or other government incentive program designed to revitalize the lower Manhattan economy after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
An eligible RESPONDER is:
Anyone who worked or volunteered at the WTC disaster site in rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup or related support services in lower Manhattan (south of Canal St.), the Staten Island Landfill, or the barge loading piers.
This includes members of the FDNY, NYPD, members of the PAPD, members of the DSNY and vehicle maintenance workers who were exposed to debris from the former WTC while retrieving, driving, cleaning, repairing and maintaining vehicles contaminated by the dust from the 9/11 attacks.
Employees of the Chief Medical Examiner of NYC involved in handling remains from the attacks as well as workers in the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation Tunnel are also responders.
Please note that disaster relief volunteers who assisted with cooking and serving meals, cleanup and other support services such as providing emotional and administrative support to residents, rescue workers and family members are considered responders and should enroll in the Responder Program.