9/11 Health and Compensation
On January 2, 2011, President Obama Signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (H.R. 847) into law. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney spent nearly a decade fighting to pass this important law, which has provided medical monitoring, treatment, and compensation to those sick and injured from the September 11th attacks.
The Zadroga Act’s two critical programs providing medical treatment and compensation for 9/11 heroes – the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – were set to shut down and stop providing medical care and compensation by October 2016.
The World Trade Center Health Program was permanently extended, and an additional $4.6 billion was provided to fully fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 signed into law December 18, 2015.
More details on the Zadroga Act are available here:
- World Trade Center Health Program participation by congressional district chart
- World Trade Center Health Program participation by state
- World Trade Center Health Program participation map
- September 11th Victim Compensation Fund participation by state
- Brief factsheet on Zadroga Act programs
- Section-by-Section Summary of HR 847 as passed into law
Resources for the sick and injured:
- World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
- New York City Department of Health
- World Trade Center Health Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services
- September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Department of Justice
For other legistlation and related documents click here.
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NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman Peter T.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11.
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman Peter T. King (NY-02), lead sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, sent a letter Friday to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requesting their support for a memorial to honor the thousands of responders and survivors who have died or continue to suffer from the effects of the toxins that covered lower Manhattan in the weeks and months following the September 11th attacks.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, previously passed by the Senate, sending the bill to the President’s desk. The Congresswoman urged her colleagues to pass this bill from the House floor earlier today, and those remarks can be viewed here.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement in reaction to news that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has authorized fully payments on over 1,000 Group A claims:
Washington, D.C. -- Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in support of the 9/11 Memorial Act, which passed the House of Representative today:
By Staten Island Advance
on December 21, 2015 at 8:31 AM, updated December 21, 2015 at 8:52 AM
Now the sick and dying heroes of 9/11 are guaranteed to receive U.S. health care for the rest of their lives.
So will other first responders yet to fall ill.
By Steve Cassidy December 20, 2015 8:49 p.m.
In a bipartisan spirit on a crucial issue, Congress finally came together to do the right thing for a special group of Americans: the first responders who risked their lives on 9/11.
By agreeing Friday to reauthorize the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health Compensation Act, which provides health care for those sick and dying from exposure to the toxins in lower Manhattan, our national political leaders have given first responders long-deserved peace of mind.