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.
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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maolney (D-NY), submitted the following statement at a hearing of the House Budget Committee:
WASHINGTON: Today at the White House, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) joined the President and members of the New York and New Jersey delegations to Congress in a bill signing ceremony for the Victims Tax Relief Act of 2001. The new law waives income tax liability for the 2000 and 2001 tax years, and will refund any income taxes paid in those years, for victims of terrorist attacks. It also waives tax liability for money a family receives from a victim's employer, the federal government, and an insurance company.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens-NY) and Thomas Reynolds (R-Clarence-NY) have introduced the I Love NY Tax Deduction Act, legislation that will allow individuals to deduct $500, and joint filers $1000, from their federal income taxes for the cost of meals, lodging or entertainment in New York City in 2002. Taxpayers are eligible for the deduction whether or not they itemize their taxes.
I can personally report to the Committee that, having been to ground zero in New York City several times, the amount of damage is truly staggering. The investigation, recovery of the missing and cleanup is on a massive scale.
NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced that she is co-sponsoring a bill to provide relief to airline and airport workers who have lost their jobs due to the terrorist attacks of September 11. To date, more than 100,000 airline employees have been laid off in the wake of the tragedy, a number that is almost certain to rise.