On December 18, 2015, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act passed to extend medical treatment and financial compensation to thousands of responders and survivors who are sick from exposure to toxins at Ground Zero, as well as those sick from exposures at the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania sites until 2090.

The 2015 reauthorization of this act allows the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), to continue providing compensation to affected individuals and surviving families for another five years. The reauthorization also provided an additional 4.6 billion dollars to ensure that those affected will receive the full compensation for economic losses and harm. 

Read more about the The James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Reauthorization Act.


On February 25th, 2019, cutbacks outlined in the report sparked a bipartisan effort to reinstate funding. 

S.546 - Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act

The Victims Compensation Fund can only award funds that are appropriated to it by Congress.

Heroic measures to restore and protect funding for the Victims Compensation Fund are introduced in the form of this bill being pushed in Washington DC. 

If the president signs the “Never Forget the Heroes” bill the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will be authorized to fully pay eligible claimants through fiscal year 2090.

To read more follow the link https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/546/text

Tragically 9/11 Latent Injury/Illness is a growing epidemic in the United States.  Registering your involvement will preserve your right to file a claim under the Victims Compensation Act in the future.

Allow the legal teams of The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. to assist you in registering your volunteer, occupational, residential or consumer presence near Ground Zero.                                              

Contact us to discuss your eligibility and to register your 9/11 participation.