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Are You Eligible for Federal 9/11 Health Program Benefits?

Some City Tech alumni and still working or retired faculty and staff who were in certain areas of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO during and immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center may be eligible for a government program that will monitor their health and provide benefits if they became sick or become sick as a result of the attack.

The most common health problems resulting from the 9/11 attack are asthma, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, sinus congestion, laryngitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, stomach problems, anxiety, nervousness and depression. Many cancers are covered by the World Trade Center Health Program as well.

The program is open to anyone who was present in the “New York Disaster Area” (including City Tech buildings north of Tillary Street) for at least four days during the time period from September 11, 2001 to January 10, 2002 and became or become ill. The deadline to sign up for some parts of the multifaceted program is October 3, 2013. Eligibility for other parts is ongoing. For complete eligibility requirements and additional information, visit


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