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.

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Resources for the sick and injured:

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More on 9/11 Health and Compensation

Nov 18, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – In what 9/11 survivor advocates are calling an "important step forward," House Republicans on a key committee met about the Zadroga Act Wednesday, with many privately voicing support for a permanent reauthorization.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY), and Dan Donovan (R-NY) today released the following statement on growing support for a permanent reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Program under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:

“With more than 250 House cosponsors, and 66 Senate cosponsors, it is clear that a strong bipartisan majority of Congress supports a permanent reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

Nov 17, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act stepped up their campaign Tuesday by enlisting the support of veterans of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Paul Rieckhoff, CEO of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, pledged that his organization will urge lawmakers to pass the reauthorization bill.

"We are proud to join this fight," Rieckhoff said at a news conference outside the Capitol. "We're going to be on the Hill all day today."

Nov 17, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- With reaction to the attacks in Paris as a backdrop, lawmakers and 9/11 responders made a new push Tuesday to pass a permanent 9/11 health bill, linking the effort to the terrorism in France.

Nov 16, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — A 9/11 first responder thinks he's an "a--hole."

The grieving father of the Virginia reporter killed on-camera in his community says he's a "coward."

And he's been a lead obstacle on a number of civil rights issues with bipartisan support.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is well-liked personally by congressmen in both parties. But he's been a major roadblock on a bevy of issues, leaving his colleagues frustrated and advocates enraged.

Nov 14, 2015 In The News

In a positive signal from Congress, bipartisan majorities in both houses are on record as approving permanent renewal and financing of the emergency health care and compensation programs needed by thousands of first responders 

Nov 13, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- When Congress rushed to finish a 9/11 health and compensation bill in 2010, just before Christmas, supporters of the legislation were forced to scale back their proposals to win over skeptical Republicans.

Now the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has revealed how much 9/11 responders were shorted in that deal -- somewhere between $8 billion and $11 billion through 2025, and more after then. 

Nov 13, 2015 In The News

Fourteen years and two months have passed since the World Trade Center collapsed into a cloud of toxic dust, and that long passage of time has altered American politics in countless ways. The public, for example, is much more leery about going to war in the Middle East than it was in those initial months of anxiety and anger, or about giving up its privacy rights in the name of national security. And on Capitol Hill, finding a few billion dollars to care for the thousands of people who were poisoned by carcinogens at Ground Zero has become a much tougher sell.