9/11 Compensation Fund Legislation Signed by President

30 Jul, 2019 Nancy Grover

                               

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) – Legislation that will ensure the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are compensated has been signed by Pres. Donald Trump. HR 1327, an Act to Permanently Authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, extends funding for the program through 2092. The fund provides benefits to first responders injured in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Senate recently voted 97-2 to pass the measure, following House passage by a vote of 402-12.

The Congressional Budget Office has reportedly estimated the bill will result in payments totaling $10.2 billion over the next decade, including $4 billion on claims that have been filed


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    • Nancy Grover

      Nancy Grover is a freelance writer having recently retired as the Director, Media Services for WorkersCompensation.com. She comes to our company with more than 35 years as a broadcast journalist and communications consultant. Grover’s specialties include insurance, workers’ compensation, financial services, substance abuse, healthcare and disability. For 12 years she served as the Program Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. A journalism/speech graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Grover also holds an MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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