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

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.

Feb 14, 2002 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maolney (D-NY), submitted the following statement at a hearing of the House Budget Committee:

Jan 23, 2002 Press Release

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.

Jan 14, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) urged the Special Master of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund to change rules for the fund that discriminate against women.
Nov 27, 2001 Press Release
The World Trade Center is still burning - but the federal government is already wavering on its $20 billion commitment to help New York. We need the ALL federal aid we were promised - not next year, not next month, not tomorrow. We need it yesterday.
Nov 27, 2001 Press Release
NEW YORK: Today, a coalition of New York residents, small businesses, hospitals, and unions detailed the devastating financial costs they incurred as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks. At a morning event at Penn Station, the group urged the U.S. government to provide full and adequate aid to help New York recover from the most costly and tragic attack on the nation since Pearl Harbor.