NPR logo

Deadline Nears for Sept. 11 Families' Fund

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1554623/1554624" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Deadline Nears for Sept. 11 Families' Fund

U.S.

Deadline Nears for Sept. 11 Families' Fund

Deadline Nears for Sept. 11 Families' Fund

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1554623/1554624" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Families of those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks face a Monday deadline for a difficult decision. They can choose to accept compensation money from the federal government, giving up their rights to sue — or they can refuse the federal money and go to court. NPR's Robert Smith reports.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.