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 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.
Feb 4, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan bill that would allow the commission investigating the 9/11 attacks to complete its report on its own timetable was introduced today in the House of Representatives. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who represents large parts of Manhattan and Queens and had hundreds of constituents killed on 9/11, has co-sponsored the legislation introduced by Rep. Vito Fossella (NY-15) and spoke today at a press conference. The White House today announced that it would grant the commission an additional 60 days, news that was met with skepticism by Maloney.

Jan 14, 2004 Press Release

"After months of effort by 9/11 family members, we learned today that authorities finally incorporated historic artifacts from Ground Zero into the World Trade Center memorial and are finally taking steps to preserve the actual site. This is a very positive development for the family members and for the entire country, because this memorial will be one of our nation's most revered sites and now, it will reflect more authentically the terrible events of 9/11 for all to remember.

Dec 12, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Assemblyman Mike Gianaris, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. detailed why a proposal to use 9/11 Liberty Bonds to finance a widely opposed power plant in Queens was against federal law, against the spirit of September 11th recovery plans, and against the interests of Western Queens residents who have fought for years against the saturation of power plants in their neighborhoods.
Nov 17, 2003 Press Release
Thank you Congressman Shays, and let me say thank you to those who have taken leadership roles for the Coalition of 9/11 Families - Mary Fetchet, representing Voices of September 11th, and Anthony Gardner, representing the WTC United Family Group. I know you both help to share the views of thousands of family members, survivors, and rescue workers, and your efforts are extremely important and valuable to the process.