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: 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.
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.
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.
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.