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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As supporters of extending a health and compensation benefits program for 9/11 first responders look toward a catch-all spending package as their best chance, at least one lawmaker wants a standalone vote on the measure.
Lawmakers in both chambers are racing against the clock to extend health and compensation benefits for the responders and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Parts of the James Zadroga Act expired last month — and funds for the health benefits program will begin drying up early next year — but the effort to renew the law has been hampered by ongoing disagreements over spending levels, the window for reauthorization and which offsets will cover the multi-billion-dollar price tag.
Some observers have referred to last week’s murderous attacks in Paris as “France’s 9/11.” While we can debate whether the ISIS slaughter on Friday is exactly on point with America’s own devastating bout with Islamic terrorists back in 2001, which killed 3,000 people and toppled the iconic Twin Towers, the reference should stoke the embers of shame for many on Capitol Hill.
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The Florida senator has joined 65 bipartisan Senate colleagues in sponsoring legislation to renew the federal funding that provides medical care and compensation to sickened 9/11 rescue and recovery workers.
Not for just five years, but for good. For good.
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.
WASHINGTON – A key House committee will consider renewing the World Trade Center Health Program permanently instead of for the five years originally proposed, several New York lawmakers said Wednesday .
The change, which the House Energy and Commerce Committee declined to confirm, would be included in legislation reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The movement to pass a permanent extension to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has gained momentum Wednesday, with one of the two House committees involved expressing support.
The portion of the Zadroga Act that pays for the medical expenses for those suffering from 9/11-related health conditions expired on Oct. 1.
Though expired, there is enough money available to fund the program through next year.
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.
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.
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."