Those effected by the catastrophic events of September 11th, 2001 were just given an extension to file for a claim under the Zadroga Act. This legislation was reauthorized on December 18th, 2015. According to the 9/11 Veterans Compensation Fund, filing deadline has been extended from October 3rd, 2016 to December 18th, 2020. The extension was put into effect this past week. This update to the Zadroga Act also results in the Veterans Compensation Fund getting an additional $4.6 billion in funding, available in October 2016. These are just some of the updates made to this bill. This new deadline also applies to all supplementing documents a claimant will need to include in the process of filing. Please see the link below for further information.
This act was made in remembrance of James Zadroga, a New York Police Department officer. The late officer tragically passed away in 2006 of a respiratory disease he contracted as a result of his bravery in the immediate aftermath of September 11th, 2001. After the bill passed into State Government in 2006, it officially passed as Federal law in 2011. As we remember to hold in high esteem those who protect our nation and communities, we cannot forget the importance of taking care of them as well. We must continue to take care of those who take care of us.