New Rules for Filing Claims With 9/11 Compensation Fund

NEW YORK (AP) -

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund on Wednesday posted new rules for filing claims.

The dealine was extended to 2020, and rules modified the definitions of health conditions that are covered.

Congress established the compensation fund in 2001. It operated for two years, giving $6 billion to victims’ families and $1 billion to the injured.

The fund was reopened in 2011 and reauthorized in 2015. It has paid $1.52 billion since 2011.