TV News LIES

Friday, Apr 25th

Last update02:30:11 AM GMT

You are here News 9/11 Related NJ residents frustrated over 9/11 victims fund

NJ residents frustrated over 9/11 victims fund

E-mail Print PDF

9/11 attacksThe head of a fund for people injured in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center explained Thursday how they could be eligible for compensation but got an earful from those who said the limitations are too restrictive and seem engineered by detached lawmakers in Washington.

Sheila Birnbaum, the New York attorney charged with administering the fund, addressed about 50 first responders and others at a town hall meeting in City Hall two days after a federal review found insufficient evidence linking cancer to Sept. 11 to warrant adding cancer to the list of conditions covered.

The swelling debate over whether cancer and other illnesses should merit compensation from the fund underscores the delicate and emotionally charged issue of how victims prove their injuries were caused by the 2001 attacks.

Birnbaum, the fund's special master, said she was "representing the victims" at the town hall meeting in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from ground zero.

"If you have a problem, you can take it up with Congress," she said. "That's what we have to deal with it."

Congress originally established a fund in December 2001, doling out $1 billion to the injured and $6 billion to the families of victims. But that program closed in 2003, leaving those whose injuries materialized years later without the ability to benefit.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


9/11 prosecutor asks for more time over FBI spying claims

Gitmo trialA US prosecutor has asked the judge in the 9/11 military tribunal in Guantánamo Bay for...

Watch Donald Rumsfeld Lie About Saddam Hussein, al-Qaeda, and 9/11

Rumsfeld liesIn The Unknown Known, Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris (The Fog of War) turns his infamous interrotron...

Accusation of FBI spying stalls 9/11 hearing

Guantanamo trialsA military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense...

Lawmakers, victims' families call to declassify key portion of 9/11 report

9/11 reportFamily members and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks joined three members of Congress...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!