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.
More on 9/11 Health and Compensation
The federal government isn’t budging on its plans to rejigger the agency that oversees the health treatment and monitoring of first responders with 9/11 illnesses — a move legislators feel will severely compromise both the program and the people who need it to survive.
In a letter sent to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the World Trade Center Health Program should thrive under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rather than its current home within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
WASHINGTON, DC – 9/11 Health Program beneficiaries and advocates came together at the Capitol today to demand that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney withdraw his ill-thought out proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) direction.
WASHINGTON – Comedian Jon Stewart joined 9/11 first responders at the Capitol Monday to speak against proposed changes to World Trade Center Health Program tucked inside President Trump’s 2019 budget.
“I cannot believe that a fellow New Yorker, President Trump, has been fully briefed and is in agreement with OMB’s [the Office of Management & Budget] decision,” said Terence Opiola, 50, a retired Homeland Security Special Agent who suffers from 9/11-related leukemia and respiratory ailments.
Former late-night host Jon Stewart joined New York lawmakers on Monday to call on the White House to withdraw a proposal to reorganize the health-care program for 9/11 first responders.
In a press conference outside the Capitol alongside first responders, Stewart said President Trump should "put a stop" to the effort.
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), original sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, urged Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to withdraw it’s “ill-thought out proposal” to separate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) direction.
Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring.
Currently, the World Trade Center Health Program is housed within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. That agency, in turn, is under the umbrella of the Centers for Disease Control.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and Congressman Peter King, co-sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, released the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. James Melius who helped draft the landmark legislation.
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.
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.