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

Nov 18, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan group of New York Congress members are pushing the Department of Labor to recognize a specific type of cancer known to afflict 9/11 first responders.

The Labor Department has refused to accept the causal link between chronic lymphocytic leukemia and time spent at Ground Zero — a decision that means federal employees who worked on contaminated sites after the terrorist attacks may not be able to access full benefits.

Sep 11, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), lead House sponsor of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, released the following statement in recognition of the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

“As we have done on every September 11 since 2001, today we come together to remember the lives taken in the most brutal attack on American soil and to honor and thank the first responders who risked, and gave, their lives serving on the front lines.

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.

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