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 88,000 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. They are in every State and in 434 out of 435 Congressional Districts.
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 not have enough funds to fully pay claims and worse still, will shut down in 2020 even as we are expecting thousands more cancer cases from exposure to 9/11 toxins in the coming years unless Congress Acts
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 is working to make sure that Congress acts to fully fund and make permanent the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund for the thousands of injured and ill 9/11 responders, survivors and their families.