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:

Resources for the sick and injured:

For other legistlation and related documents click here.

 

More on 9/11 Health and Compensation

Dec 19, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — The chronically ill heroes of 9/11 and their families received a long-overdue lifetime of health benefits Friday after a contentious congressional fight.

The House and Senate both voted to extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — giving coverage to those afflicted with Ground Zero-related health woes for the next 75 years.

“It’s a very good day,” said Joseph Zadroga (inset below), whose detective son James died in January 2006 from health woes caused by his time in toxic lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center attack.

Dec 19, 2015 In The News

Updated December 19, 2015 5:24 PM
By  Special to Newsday

It was a day of bittersweet gratitude Saturday for first responders who worked with labor leaders and elected officials in a 14-year battle to pass the $8.1 billion Zadroga bill, which gives permanent health care coverage to firefighters, police, residents and workers who lived and worked at ground zero on 9/11.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on final passage of the Omnibus spending bill. The legislation included provisions to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act,  for which Maloney is the lead sponsor:

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan a trillion dollar spending bill to fund the government through next September, which includes an agreement to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

A 65-33 Senate vote on the measure was the last act that shipped the measure, combining $1.14 trillion in new spending in 2016 and $680 billion in tax cuts over the coming decade, to Obama.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

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Dec 18, 2015 In The News
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:39 PM

 

WASHINGTON — When Congress finally guaranteed that America would have his back on Friday, Jaime Hazan wept.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

By Bradford Ricardson

A bill to provide healthcare benefits for the 9/11 first responders was included in the government-spending bill that passed Congress on Friday.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act was renewed for 75 years, essentially guaranteeing first responders benefits for life.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

by Anthony O’Reilly Associate Editor Queens Chronicle | 0 comments

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Over 14 years after extremists hijacked airplanes to perpetrate the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in history, Congress voted Friday to permanently care for the thousands of police, firefighters and construction workers who are sick or dying because they responded to those attacks.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

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