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:
- World Trade Center Health Program participation by congressional district chart
- World Trade Center Health Program participation by state
- World Trade Center Health Program participation map
- September 11th Victim Compensation Fund participation by state
- Brief factsheet on Zadroga Act programs
- Section-by-Section Summary of HR 847 as passed into law
Resources for the sick and injured:
- World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
- New York City Department of Health
- World Trade Center Health Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services
- September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Department of Justice
For other legistlation and related documents click here.
More on 9/11 Health and Compensation
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)
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)
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.
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.
"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.