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:

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More on 9/11 Health and Compensation

Feb 22, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORKReps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Dan Donovan (R-NY) today joined by 9/11 survivors and responders  to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in support of the 9/11 Memorial Act, which passed the House of Representative today:

Dec 21, 2015 In The News

By Staten Island Advance Editorial Staten Island Advance
on December 21, 2015 at 8:31 AM, updated December 21, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Now the sick and dying heroes of 9/11 are guaranteed to receive U.S. health care for the rest of their lives.

So will other first responders yet to fall ill.

Dec 20, 2015 In The News

By Steve Cassidy December 20, 2015 8:49 p.m.

In a bipartisan spirit on a crucial issue, Congress finally came together to do the right thing for a special group of Americans: the first responders who risked their lives on 9/11.

By agreeing Friday to reauthorize the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health Compensation Act, which provides health care for those sick and dying from exposure to the toxins in lower Manhattan, our national political leaders have given first responders long-deserved peace of mind.

Dec 19, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — The chronically ill heroes of 9/11 and their families received a long-overdue lifetime of health benefits Friday after a contentious congressional fight.

The House and Senate both voted to extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — giving coverage to those afflicted with Ground Zero-related health woes for the next 75 years.

“It’s a very good day,” said Joseph Zadroga (inset below), whose detective son James died in January 2006 from health woes caused by his time in toxic lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center attack.

Dec 19, 2015 In The News

Updated December 19, 2015 5:24 PM
By  Special to Newsday

It was a day of bittersweet gratitude Saturday for first responders who worked with labor leaders and elected officials in a 14-year battle to pass the $8.1 billion Zadroga bill, which gives permanent health care coverage to firefighters, police, residents and workers who lived and worked at ground zero on 9/11.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on final passage of the Omnibus spending bill. The legislation included provisions to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act,  for which Maloney is the lead sponsor:

Dec 18, 2015 In The News