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
NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney released the following statement today at an event hosted by the New York Immigration Coalition. Attached to this release are letters from Congresswoman Maloney and other members of Congress to the President, his administration and Governor Pataki, urging the MRA program's reform and extension.
Washington, DC - Today on Meet the Press, when asked by host Tim Russert about the firefighters and other workers who worked at Ground Zero being invited to sit in the Gallery during the State of the Union to get the President's attention to the need to immediately and fully fund the World Trade Center Health Monitoring Program at Mt Sinai, Andy Card, the President's Chief-of-Staff blamed the problem on the lack of a budget being passed by the Democratic controlled Senate. (See transcript below)
NEW YORK, NY: Today, numerous leaders from New York firefighter and labor unions joined Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) in announcing a coordinated effort to draw the President's attention to the health needs of Ground Zero workers and volunteers suffering long-term illnesses from toxins at the site. Maloney and Congressman Maurice Hinchey (NY) have asked colleagues in the New York delegation to offer their gallery pass for the President's State of the Union address to a firefighter, police officer, EMS worker, construction worker, or other worker from Ground Zero. Maloney and Hinchey have already offered their passes to New York City firefighters Bob Beckwith (retired), who stood with President Bush at Ground Zero, and Phil McArdle, the Health and Safety Officer of the United Firefighters Association.
WASHINGTON: In response to a report released yesterday by the Inspector General of FEMA, evaluating FEMA's response to the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY)and Congressman José E. Serrano (NY) called on the Bush administration to address FEMA's shortcomings in the delivery of aid to New York and develop a plan to respond to the remaining needs of New Yorkers impacted by the disaster.
NEW YORK: In response to the shocking IRS decision today to tax a portion of federal 9/11 grants to individuals and families in lower-Manhattan, Congresswoman Maloney made the following statement: