TV News LIES

Friday, Jul 25th

Last update02:22:45 PM GMT

You are here News 9/11 Related Frustration over 9/11 victims fund grows as ailing responders grapple with slow payout

Frustration over 9/11 victims fund grows as ailing responders grapple with slow payout

E-mail Print PDF

9/11 first respponders\Thousands of sick 9/11 responders learned Friday that the $2.8 billion fund established to compensate them has made final rulings on 112 claims after two years of work.

“I’m disappointed,” said John Feal, a construction supervisor severely injured on “The Pile,” who lobbied Congress for the 2011 law setting up the Victims Compensation Fund.
It’s moving at a snail’s pace, and we’re talking about human life.”

Nearly 55,000 people registered for the compensation fund by Oct. 3, 2013’s deadline for noncancer illnesses, according to the fund’s annual report issued Friday.

Advocates project that only about half have covered ailments and will qualify.

More than 11,000 registrants have submitted eligibility forms, and the fund has made decisions on about 2,500 of them, deeming 871 claimants eligible.

Awards totalling $27.2 million have been pledged to the 112 claimants who got final decisions.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn) and Peter King (R-L.I.) issued statements that they were deeply disappointed by the program’s pace.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site

9/1 remainss reutrnedThe unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center have returned to the World...

9/11 prosecutor asks for more time over FBI spying claims

Gitmo trialA US prosecutor has asked the judge in the 9/11 military tribunal in Guantánamo Bay for...

9/11 Illness Kills More Cops Than Attack

First respondersThe names of police officers who died from ground zero-related illnesses now outnumber the 60 killed...

Accusation of FBI spying stalls 9/11 hearing

Guantanamo trialsA military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!