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

May 30, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Following news from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum that a permanent dedication will be erected in honor and memory of rescue and recovery at Ground Zero, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), lead House sponsor of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, and its reauthorization, released the following statement:

Sep 11, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman Peter T.

Sep 11, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11.

Sep 10, 2016 Press Release

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.

Sep 9, 2016 Press Release

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.

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

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:

Dec 21, 2015 In The News

By Staten Island Advance Editorial 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.

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