Boston: Marathon bombing charity starts payouts

The One Fund Boston is now paying out the $60 million it has collected since the marathon bombings.

The money is going to the 232 people hurt in the attacks whose claims were approved.

The administrator is Brockton native Ken Feinberg, who managed victims funds following the 9/11 attacks and the 2010 B.P. oil spill.

Unlike compensation awarded after those tragedies…One Fund victims do not have to waive their right to sue.

The money is considered a gift, and there is no deadline for donating.

Payments will be made to claimants in four categories.

The first, which includes loss of life, double-amputations, and permanent brain damage, includes six people who will each receive $2.2 million.

Most of the claimants fall into the last category, which includes victims who were injured, but were released without an overnight hospital stay.

Those 143 people will receive $8,000 each.

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