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:

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More on 9/11 Health and Compensation

Jul 26, 2002 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), today introduced legislation that would grant honorary citizenship to legal aliens who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Additionally, the bill would offer citizenship to the spouses and children of those individuals. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) has introduced this legislation in the Senate (S. 1774).
Jun 24, 2002 Press Release

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WASHINGTON: A Congressional Research Service report released today by New York members of Congress details current questions about federal policy with regard to disaster assistance and allegations of deficient administrative decisions related to the September 11th terrorist attacks. It also provides historical and legislative background on these issues and presents policy options for consideration by Congress in evaluating current disaster recovery authorities. Twenty members of the New York delegation to Congress, listed below, originally requested the CRS report.

Jun 23, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), other advocacy groups, and numerous New Yorkers impacted by 9/11, to urge FEMA to end its incomprehensible delays and rigid, arbitrary standards when considering aid to New Yorkers affected by 9/11 who are in jeopardy of losing their homes.
Jun 6, 2002 Press Release

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NEW YORK: At the request of eight members of Congress from New York, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) has produced the first official assessment of major economic impact studies of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York.

Jun 3, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: FEMA - the agency charged with the disbursement of disaster-recovery aid to New York after 9/11 - decided today to provide the New York City Board of Education with approximately $12 million for expenses incurred as a result of the terrorist attacks.
May 15, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: In a breakthrough for federal recovery aid to New York, FEMA has agreed today to allocate approximately $9 million in aid to New York University for costs related to the terrorist attacks of September 11th in New York City.
May 10, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: The House Appropriations Committee failed last night to help New York's school system recover costs related to 9/11. This while, FEMA has so far denied the vast majority of funds the Board of Education needs related to the costs of 9/11, including the costs of make-up school days and mental health related expenses.
May 3, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: In response to FEMA inaction to provide needed assistance to the Board of Education and its students after 9/11, Reps. John Sweeney (R-NY) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation today aimed at solving the problem, HR 4663.
Apr 26, 2002 Press Release

Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D- Manhattan, Queens) and Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn) are urging the FAA to address concerns regarding airspace security and the impact of low-flying aircraft on residential communities. The September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center substantiated fears that low-flying aircraft are not only a nuisance to residential communities, but dangerous.

Apr 24, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: At the request of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) and 10 other members of Congress, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has produced the first analysis by a federal agency of the financial impact and estimated future costs of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York.