The Victim Compensation Fund for first responders and other people sickened as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been overwhelmed by claims and is quickly running out. There were 43,100 claims by the end of 2018, more than 10,000 of which were filed in the last year.
Under the law setting up the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya is required to carefully husband the $7.375 billion that Congress allocated for those sickened and killed by exposure to the toxic air at the World Trade Center site. It won't be enough.
Future payments to victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks will see a decrease in the amount of awards after a large increase in claims.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is halving its payouts to people made sick or dying as a result of the toxic dust and pollutants unleashed by the 2001 terror attacks because it is running out of money, the Justice Department said Friday.
New Yorkers who survived 9/11 only to be sickened by the toxic dust swirling around Ground Zero were stunned to learn Friday that the federal government will be cutting compensation payouts as much as 70% — fearing that the decision will leave scores of ill survivors with little to live on.
The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) is making "significant reductions" in awards to first responders because it is running out of money.
Like everyone in the 9/11 community, I anxiously awaited Friday's announcement of the new policies and deep financial cuts to current and future claims to the Victim Compensation Fund. These catastrophic reductions, while necessary at this time, are a devastating blow.
The 9/11 fund is running out of money, and will slash payments by at least half for growing numbers of people getting sick or dying from the toxins unleashed in the terror attacks of 2001, officials announced Friday. People who discovered their illness or got sicker later — applying after Feb.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund plans to cut future payouts in half — and in some cases by as much as 70 percent — as it struggles with a surge of new claims from those who have gotten sick and the families of those who have died, officials announced Friday.
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