$1.6 billion awarded to 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in 2020, annual report shows

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- More than $1 billion was awarded through the 911 victim compensation fund in 2020.

An annual report released on Tuesday shows $1.6 billion was awarded last year.

More than 8,200 people were deemed eligible for compensation.

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That's nearly a 50% increase from the year before.

So far, almost $8 billion has been given out through the fund.

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"The happiness in my heart is indescribable," her father said.



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