Officials demand permanent funding for 9/11 victims compensation to stem ‘escalating crisis’

Politicians and advocates rallied this week in lower Manhattan to support the Never Forget the Heroes Act, a federal bill that would permanently authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The Fund will run out of money next year without new support from the government, reports Lauren Cook for AMNY.

“…We cannot turn our backs on these survivors,” City Council member Margaret Chin of lower Manhattan told reporters. “With the funding for this critical program set to expire next year, it is incumbent upon elected representatives to ensure our country delivers on this promise.”

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was last authorized in 2015, but since then most of the money has already spent, going to the more than 21,000 people suffering from site-related illnesses.

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