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

May 26, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In response to a White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) document on 9/11 aid released today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), who has closely tracked the federal response to New York City’s recovery needs, released the following statement:
May 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - With members of the 9/11 Commission questioning the level of federal homeland security aid coming to New York City and the unfairness of overall homeland security funding formulas, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) - Chair of the Task Force on Homeland Security for the House Democratic Caucus - released the following evidence today in support of their accurate and serious concerns.

May 19, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Several hundred soldiers from the New York Army National Guard who responded to the World Trade Center site after the September 11th terrorist attacks are not receiving the military retirement benefits they deserve. Many of the soldiers who guarded Ground Zero after the attacks were not officially put on federal active duty; as a result, they did not receive federal military retirement credit for their more than 300 days of service. Other soldiers from the same unit were activated under federal duty to help secure the U.S. Military Academy, and have received the appropriate retirement credit. Clearly, all National Guard troops who served during this unprecedented national emergency deserve equal status.
May 16, 2004 Press Release
New York, NY- With clear evidence that the New York City Fire Department’s (FDNY) communications systems have been inadequate during recent major emergencies, Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) announced legislation today to require the U.S. Department of Homeland security to put an adequate system in place within a year of the legislation’s passage into law.
Apr 23, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, seven members of New York’s Congressional delegation sought a full accounting from the Bush administration of federal recovery aid to New York City following the September 11, 2001 attacks, as is required by law. (PDF of letter)

Apr 20, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement today in response to news that New York City Mayor Bloomberg is attempting to get the full amount of the President’s $21.4 billion pledged for New York’s recovery.
Apr 12, 2004 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) released the following statement today in response to news that FEMA had finally approved an insurance coverage plan for the City of New York and for the contractors involved with the Ground Zero response, for environmental claims that might arise related to the 9/11 response:
Mar 29, 2004 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) announced legislation today to significantly improve the way the federal government has responded to the serious health care needs of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers and residents who live around the World Trade Center site -- HR 4059. (Summary of legislation - Text of full bill)

Mar 19, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), who has been heavily involved in the long and difficult effort to win federal funds for the health monitoring of 9/11 rescue workers, released the following statement today in response to yesterday’s announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson that HHS would finally award $81 million to medical institutions for the screening of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers.

Feb 27, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens), a tireless advocate of the environment, has been recognized by the League of Conservation Voters in their annual review, the National Environmental Scorecard. Maloney received a perfect score of “100 percent” for her strong voting record in 2003.

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