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. But with $7.375 billion appropriated to the fund, nearly $5 billion already paid, and nearly 12,000 claims still under review, the special master who runs the fund hasvvv determined that starting next week, payouts must be slashed by 70 percent for claims filed after Feb. 1. More.
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