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 2, 2015 In The News

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 9/11 survivors are calling out a group of lawmakers backing a new bill that would undermine the effort to revive the expiring Zadroga Act helping sick first responders.

As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, Michael Larko, a supervisor in the South Tower of the World Trade Center, is battling mental and physical illnesses from his days working in the toxic dust at Ground Zero and counts on the covered health care and medicine.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

Politicians, first responders and advocates converged near the World Trade Center Monday to deride a Republican proposal that they claim guts the Zadroga Act and leaves firefighters, cops and others suffering toxic effects of 9/11 without the health care and compensation they deserve.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y) and other Democratic lawmakers on Monday will join firefighters who are demanding healthcare benefits for 9/11 first responders.
The healthcare fund for the firefighters and police officers who were diagnosed with cancer and other diseases after responding to the terrorist attacks began to expire last month.
A bipartisan effort is underway to restore the healthcare coverage for thousands of those first responders.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY12) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY10) today released the following statement in reaction to a discussion draft released by Energy and Commerce Republicans to provide a temporary 5-year extension of the World Trade Center Health Program, which was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:

Oct 29, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans Thursday filed bills to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Act's health and compensation programs for first responders, but only for another five years.

Despite lobbying by first responders and activists for a permanent extension, Republicans proposed a second five-year term for the victims compensation fund, which expires in 2016, and the World Trade Center health program, whose authorization ran out on Oct. 1.

Democrats called the proposals flawed and inadequate.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), authors of the original James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the legislation to permanently reauthorize the program, today released the following joint statement slamming the Republican House Judiciary Committee’s proposal to reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Below is the full statement from Reps. Maloney and Nadler:

Oct 29, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Advocates for the heroes and victims of 9/11 are howling over a half-hearted new Republican proposal to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

Oct 29, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced in the House on Thursday would tap a criminal forfeiture fund to continue paying compensation to family members of people who died on 9/11 or succumbed later to related illnesses.

Under the proposal from Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, the money would come from an $8.9 billion forfeiture agreement with BNP Paribas SA in France, one of the world’s largest banks. The June 2014 settlement came after officials accused Paribas of violating U.S. sanctions against the Sudan, Iran and Cuba.

Oct 25, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Another Ground Zero worker, Roy McLaughlin, died Sept. 10, one day before the anniversary. McLaughlin, 38, was a Yonkers police officer when the World Trade Center was attacked. Later promoted to a lieutenant, the married father of four young children was diagnosed with brain cancer five years ago.

Oct 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A majority of the House has cosponsored The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1786), introduced by Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY). The measure to permanently extend the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund, which are set to shut down completely next year, now has 223 cosponsors, including 50 Republicans.

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