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 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

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 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 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

Updated December 18, 2015 7:09 PM
By  tom.brune@newsday.com                                                                   

The yearlong campaign by ailing firefighters, police officers and construction workers to permanently extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act ended Friday when Congress overwhelmingly passed it as part of the $1.1 trillion 2016 federal spending bill and $620 billion tax break package.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

By Irene Plagianos | December 18, 2015 2:23pm | Updated on December 21, 2015 8:57am

LOWER MANHATTAN —  It's a long-fought victory for the survivors and first responders of 9/11.

Congress on Friday voted to extend health care benefits through 2090 for the thousands still suffering from Sept. 11-related illnesses, including cancer and asthma.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan a trillion dollar spending bill to fund the government through next September, which includes an agreement to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

A 65-33 Senate vote on the measure was the last act that shipped the measure, combining $1.14 trillion in new spending in 2016 and $680 billion in tax cuts over the coming decade, to Obama.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News


Dec 18, 2015 In The News
Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:39 PM


WASHINGTON — When Congress finally guaranteed that America would have his back on Friday, Jaime Hazan wept.