9/11 victims fund awards $4B amid ‘increasing numbers and types of illnesses’

Rupa Bhattacharyya, special master for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, has announced that the fund is seeing “increasing numbers and types of illnesses” as time progresses, reports Aaron Katersky for ABC News.

So far, roughly 14,000 rescue and recovery workers have received payouts from the fund for treatment of a wide variety of illnesses. 2,800 other recipients either lived, worked, or studied in lower Manhattan at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks or during their aftermath. More than 35,000 applications have been submitted to the fund.

Those eligible for the fund have until December 2020 to register for the right to file a claim.

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