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

Nov 6, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today introduced the World Trade Center Historic Study Act, directing the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a study of the feasibility and suitability of establishing a memorial at the Twin Towers site to commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Oct 23, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY: Today, Nancy Ploeger, President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, announced the start of a national campaign to seek the support of Chambers of Commerce around the country in opposing taxation on 9/11 aid and urging federal elected officials to reverse the wrongheaded, harmful IRS decision.

Oct 21, 2003 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-US Rep. Christopher Shays (CT-4), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, today announced the panel will convene an oversight hearing in New York City to examine the short and long term health effects of the September 11th attack on Ground Zero workers, and steps taken by the federal and local government to diagnose and provide treatment to those affected.

Oct 7, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Concerns that New Yorkers will never see all of the $21.4 billion promised to them for 9/11 recovery have been validated by a brand new General Accounting Office (GAO) report ( http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/Sept11/NYLibertyZoneGAO.pdf ). Specifically, the report, requested by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) and Charles Rangel (Harlem), states that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not keeping tabs on how much of the Liberty Zone tax benefits are being used, and that there will never be adequate actual accounting for this aid.

Sep 17, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney went to the House floor yet again, pleading with House leaders to help 9/11 victims avoid taxation on hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, and yet again, House leaders denied the request.
Sep 11, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congress acted to bestow its highest honor on the men and women who died serving their country, city and fellow man two years ago during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens) co-authored the True Americans Heroes Act of 2003 (HR 1538) that will posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to emergency responders who were killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, as well as the people who brought down United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. The legislation also calls for a medal to be delivered to each firehouse and office at which the deceased worked and for commemorative 9/11 coins, the proceeds of which will go in part to 9/11 victims funds.
Sep 9, 2003 Press Release

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.

Sep 3, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY: Details about reductions in the amount of 9/11 recovery aid that New York is expected to receive from Washington emerged today, at a public forum hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Council Member Alan Gerson, Chair of the Council's Lower-Manhattan Redevelopment Committee, & Joel Rivera, Chair of the Council's State & Federal Legislation Committee.
Jul 24, 2003 Press Release

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.

Jun 11, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Responding to news that the State of New York is restricting health care assistance to 9/11 volunteers who developed respiratory and other illnesses as a result of their heroic response to the terrorist attacks, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI), with six other members of Congress from New York, today urged immediate action by Governor Pataki to use the millions of dollars in federal funds already made available to the State of New York to help those volunteers who fell ill because of their response to the terrorist attacks.