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, D.C.: House Republican leaders today, blocked an effort by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-8) to reverse the wrongheaded decision by the IRS to tax 9/11 aid.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Concerned that the state of New York may have mismanaged $156 million in federal funds that were meant to provide mental health treatment to victims of September 11th, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), along with eight other New York members of Congress, has urged Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to conduct a full inquiry into the mater.
New York, NY- Today, in response to an IRS decision to tax 9/11 recovery grants, lower-Manhattan business leaders and residents detailed how the tax will stifle growth and threaten New York's recovery. Together with Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY), the group expressed outrage that the aid grants - provided as incentives to businesses and residents to stay in lower Manhattan - would be taxed. The group noted that the IRS waited until just weeks before the fiscal year ended to determine that the grants would be taxable and that taxation of the grants was not the intent of Congress when the grants were authorized. Maloney and Nadler also released a letter to the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, urging their intervention. It can be viewed at: http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/Sept11/040703HastertFrist.pdf
Monday, March 28, 2003 at 10:30 a.m.
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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney,
City Council Speaker Gifford Miller
Fiscal Policy Institute
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