Money from $7 billion in frozen funds will go to families that filed lawsuits, not just any 9/11 first responders


The funds that the Biden Administration will be made available from the $7 billion in frozen funds will go to families that filed lawsuits and not necessarily 9/11 first responders.
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There has been a lot of confusion all over social media in how the money that the Biden Administration has made available earlier this week, will be dispersed.

According to a report from CNN, from the $7 billion total of those frozen funds, 3.5 billion - will go towards providing relief in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The publication added that fears of mass starvation had taken hold in Kabul the months since the Taliban took over; hence the funds will be dispersed there.

The remaining $3.5 billion, according to the New York Times, will be made available for terror victims of the 9/11 events.

According to CNN, the funds will go to family members who have been fighting in court for compensation using these and all their claims will still be litigated in court.

About 150 family members of the September 11 victims decided to sue Al Qaeda and the Taliban and demanded justice, Variety reported.

Luckily, a court ruled the defendants responsible by default and ordered them to pay $7 billion in damages.

It seemed impossible to collect the funds and give them to the affected families, seeing as the Taliban had just assumed leadership in Afghanistan.

This was until this week when President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday allowing those funds to be distributed to affected families.

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