9/11 fund shrivels up as first responder cancer cases continue to grow

There are many people with World Trade Center-related brain cancers. Gabrielle Fonrouge of the New York Post spoke with some of them about their reactions to the dwindling of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund which will run out of money next year, as the number of those sick increases.

One of them was retired firefighter Kevin Bevilacqua, 53, who said, “I was talking to a friend of mine the other night… ‘is this thing going to get us all?’”

Payments for those people who have already applied to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund but who have not received payments by February 25, 2019 will be half of what previous amounts were. Anyone who applies after February 25, 2019 can only hope to see 30%. The fund will officially end in December 2020 unless Congress passes permanent funding.

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