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
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), today celebrated committee passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act. Reps. Maloney, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) introduced HR1327 on February 25, 2019. The bill currently has 312 bipartisan cosponsors, 81 of which are Republicans.
WASHINGTON, DC – After testifying at today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing The Need to Reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), sponsor of H.R.1327, the Never Forget the Heroes Act, released the following statement:
“Today’s hearing and the testimony we heard all boils down to one point; 9/11 first responders and survivors were there for us then. Now, we need to be there for them.