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
Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, released the following statement following the announcement that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will need to make severe cuts to compensation awards due to a budget shortfall.
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, sponsor of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act released the following statement marking the third anniversary of the bill’s signing. The Congresswoman is also the sponsor of the Never Forget the Heroes Act.
Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), and Peter King (R-NY-2), Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following joint statement announcing that the House (H.R. 7062) and Senate (S. 3591) bills called the Never Forget the Heroes Act have garnered 100 bipartisan cosponsors, since being introduced earlier this month.
Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure that 9/11 First Responders & Survivors Who Become Sick with Certified 9/11 Illnesses in the Future would be Covered by VCF Program
Congress Has Already Provided a Permanent Healthcare Program for These Responders and Survivors, But the Program to Provide Compensation for Their Suffering, Lost Wages, and Their Families Will Expire in 2020
The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was “one of the few bipartisan efforts in Congress,” as Rep. Carolyn Maloney put it.
But is there enough money to cover all the costs?
The landmark legislation provides for health care for responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks through the World Trade Center Health Program. The Zadroga Act was originally signed with temporary funding in 2011, and in 2015, Congress extended the health program with $3.5 billion – funding intended to provide coverage for 75 years.
On the heels of today’s announcement that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) could run out of funding before its expiration date in 2020 and with cancer rates among 9/11 first responders continuing to rise, U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), U.S. Representative Peter T. King (NY-2), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following joint statement urging their colleagues to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the VCF.
The $7.3 billion dedicated to 9/11 survivors sickened by the toxic dust swirling around Ground Zero may not be enough to help everyone getting sick unless some drastic measures are taken, the Daily News has learned.
Rupa Bhattacharyya, the special master of the federal 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, announced in a report due out Wednesday that the money set aside for survivors “may be insufficient to compensate all claims (including those filed and those anticipated to be filed) under the current policies and procedures guiding the calculation of awards.”
NEW YORK, NY – As the nation marks the 17th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, one of the lead authors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, released the following statement:
“Never Forget. We made that promise 17 years ago, and every year since as families mourn those taken from us on 9/11 and in the following days, months, and years due to illness caused by the toxins at Ground Zero.
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) this week appealed to FTC Acting Chair Maureen K. Ohlhausen to open a formal investigation into reports that individuals are impersonating September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) professionals to steal first responders’ and survivors’ information. The members are the original sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act which established the VCF.