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.

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More on 9/11 Health and Compensation

Dec 18, 2015 In The News


Dec 18, 2015 In The News
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WASHINGTON — When Congress finally guaranteed that America would have his back on Friday, Jaime Hazan wept.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

By Bradford Ricardson

A bill to provide healthcare benefits for the 9/11 first responders was included in the government-spending bill that passed Congress on Friday.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act was renewed for 75 years, essentially guaranteeing first responders benefits for life.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

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Dec 17, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — The first responders and politicians who fought to reauthorize the Zadroga Act for 9/11 survivors took a victory lap Wednesday after it was included in a piece of must-pass legislation.

"I'm ecstatic. Our holiday wish came true and the survivors and responders have permanent healthcare," Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who has led the fight in the House since the Sept. 11 attacks, told the Daily News. "This is why I love my work."

Dec 17, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Shortly after Sen. Charles Schumer confirmed late Tuesday night that Congress included an extension to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the huge omnibus bill expected to pass on Friday, he got on the phone with retired FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer.

Pfeifer, a first responder from Long Island, was about to go into surgery when Schumer called him to wish him good luck and give him the good news "that this bill was now done."

"Now we don't have to worry every five years," Schumer (D-N.Y.) told him.

Dec 17, 2015 In The News

Fourteen years after 9/11, the U.S. government at last redeems the national honor by committing to care for and compensate the rescue and recovery workers who paid with their health and their lives by serving at Ground Zero.

Both houses of Congress, with solid majorities of Democrats and Republicans, are set to approve the billions of dollars needed to provide highly specialized care for the responders whose lungs were destroyed by the toxic air over the Pile — and who are increasingly afflicted with environmentally related cancers.

Dec 16, 2015 In The News

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — There’s new hope that the law providing health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 attacks will continue.

Renewal of the Zadroga Act has been included in the year-end tax and spending bill Congress is to consider later this week.

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on the inclusion of a provision to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the must-pass omnibus spending bill that will be considered by Congress this week:

Dec 16, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — The long, hard fight to reauthorize funds for 9/11 survivors is finally coming to an end.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made public must-pass legislation that includes funding for the Zadroga Act Tuesday night. The bill includes near-permanent extension of the health care program for first responders and others suffering from long-term health problems, according to lawmakers, and a five-year, $4.6 billion extension of the victims compensation fund that helps first responders and their families meet ends meet when they can't work or die from their health problems.