WTC Health Registry Helps Enrollees Establish VCF Eligibility
The WTC Health Registry and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) are working together to ensure that survey responses from Registry enrollees can be submitted to the VCF as partial evidence of eligibility. Responses from the Registry’s 2003-2004 survey may be useful because they can offer more contemporary information on 9/11-related exposures than otherwise might be available more than 11 years later.
Because survey responses are protected by federal confidentiality laws, WTC Health Registry enrollees must first give their permission to release them to the VCF. The WTC Health Registry and the VCF have a process in place to facilitate this, and to ensure that individuals who may have forgotten they enrolled in the Registry, but who have VCF filed claims, are reminded.