The Act

Thanks to a coalition of 9/11 Responders, Survivors, labor unions, advocates and dedicated public officials, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act became law in 2010 and was renewed in 2015. After being denied help for years, over 72,000 9/11 Responders and Survivors from around the country who went to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Shanksville crash site are now getting medical monitoring, treatment and compensation for their injuries.

The Problem

While Federally-funded health care and medical monitoring for thousands of injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors has been made permanent, the compensation program for those same responders and survivors will expire in 2020 even as we are expecting thousands more cancer cases from exposure to 9/11 toxins in the coming years.

We must make sure that doesn’t happen.

Who Are We

Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act Inc. was created by the unions and groups that worked to get Washington to respond to the health crisis facing so many injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors. Citizens for the Extension will be working in the coming years to make sure that in 2020, when the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has to be renewed that Congress will in fact continue to remember 9/11 and the injured and ill responders, survivors and their families.