(NEW YORK) -- The government fund to compensate 9/11 victims re-opened Monday and is now taking applications.
People injured in the attacks or who spent time removing debris from Ground Zero, became sick and can link their illnesses to the site are eligible for some of the $2.8 billion additional dollars Congress set aside for their care.
The woman who oversees the fund promises fairness, transparency and ease for those whose lives were most affected by the 9/11 attacks.
Some $7 billion in claims have already been paid, but Congress re-activated the fund to expand the pool of claimants.
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