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

Apr 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), chief House sponsors of the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act today announced that the bill has the support of more than half of the House of Representatives. 226 total members of the House now are now cosponsoring the bill.

Apr 15, 2019 In The News

This time, Congress actually may be answering the call of ailing 9/11 responders and others who are still getting sick and dying 18 years after hijackers perpetrated the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history.

A bill that would permanently extend the expiring 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has just surpassed the number of backers it needs to pass in the House of Representatives, according to an announcement by the bill's three lead sponsors.

Mar 1, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, We had a very busy week in DC so I wanted to highlight some important developments and victories.
Feb 25, 2019 In The News

On Monday, a comedian went to Capitol Hill to work with lawmakers for a noble reason. Jon Stewart supported the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund by endorsing the Never Forget the Heroes Act, which aims to secure permanent funding for it.

Feb 25, 2019 In The News

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is running out of money and will cut future payments to first responders and victims of the 2001 attacks by as much as 70 percent, officials announced last week.

Feb 25, 2019 In The News

Today I am in our nation’s capital. I don’t particularly enjoy coming down here. It is a town that has four 8th Sts., and none of them intersect.

I am walking the halls of Congress with injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors, looking to see if “Remembering 9/11” is more than a cheap obligatory slogan senators and representatives tweet out.

The fact that we continue to need to do this is beyond my comprehension.

Feb 25, 2019 In The News


A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers have introduced a bill to permanently establish the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.  Rep. Carolyn Maloney says the new bill would extend it for 70 years.

Feb 25, 2019 In The News

Comedian Jon Stewart went to Capitol Hill on Monday to demand Congress provide additional funding for survivors and first responders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“Congress needs to do this urgently and cleanly, and not use these men and women as a bargaining chip,” the former "The Daily Show" host told NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell.

“They’re not pawns. They’re not people to be played with.”

Feb 25, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — First responders, survivors and their advocates — some sick and disabled — rallied at the Capitol Monday to demand Congress never forget their sacrifice and restore the 9/11 victims compensation fund that is nearly gutted.

The move follows an announcement earlier this month that the fund is quickly running out of money due to a record number of claims.

Feb 25, 2019 Press Release
9/11 first responders, survivors, and their families joined with Jon Stewart, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer today to introduce the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act and call for its swift passage.