The attorney overseeing the $28 million fund to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings plans to unveil a tentative proposal Monday for distributing the money, including payments of “well over $1 million” to each of the families of people who died in the blasts and those who lost more than one limb.
Kenneth Feinberg, who was asked to distribute the money collected by The One Fund Boston Inc., said about a dozen victims who lost a single limb would probably receive amounts approaching $1 million under his preliminary proposal. He plans to unveil that proposal in advance of meetings with victims and other members of the community at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on Monday and Tuesday.
People who suffered other physical injuries would receive smaller amounts, depending on how long they stayed in the hospital, under the draft proposal.
Feinberg said he believes that all the families of those who were killed should receive the same amount of money, regardless of their economic circumstances or financial need.
“It will make it much faster, much easier, much cleaner — no less controversial,” he told the Globe on Thursday. He said families can do whatever they want with the money. “This is a gift.”
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