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Funding To Treat 9/11-Related Illnesses Still Delayed

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Nearly two years after President Obama signed the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, thousands of responders and survivors are monitored or treated for illnesses traced to ground zero dust. But a component of the law that provides money for economic losses caused by illness hasn't been as quick to get off the ground.

The law illustrates the complexities of a key piece of legislation born of the attacks that took place 11 years ago next week.

Only about 300 people have filed eligibility forms so far, but the fund's leader eventually expects thousands of additional applications.

With time still left, some people are holding out in case they become sick. Others are waiting until broad categories of cancer are added to conditions covered by the fund.

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