Zadroga Bill Passes, Provides Financial Support for Veterans with Mesothelioma and 9/11 First Responders

Congress has approved two programs that will provide financial support for those who were sickened following the terrorist attacks on 9/11 on the World Trade Center and those veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result exposure to asbestos during their service.

The funding bill is valued at $1.1 trillion and has been enacted as the “James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.”  The funding provided by the bill will be available for the next 75 years, giving the illness plenty of time to make itself apparent.