NY Daily News 5/24/16: 9/11 Victims Have received Over $1 Billion in Aid

Victims of 9/11 attacks, their families have received over $1 billion in federal aid in last five years

Rep. Peter King flanked by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Chuck Schumer celebrate the renewal of the Zadroga Act outside in December 2015.

WASHINGTON — The federal government has officially paid out more than $1 billion to victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families since the Victims Compensation Fund reopened in 2011, a benchmark for the program.

“I am tremendously proud of the (Victims Compensation Fund) team for reaching this milestone, and deeply touched by the calls and letters we have received from claimants expressing their appreciation for the VCF’s efforts,” VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum said in an open letter Tuesday.

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