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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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FY2004 Budget Summary


SEPTEMBER 11TH VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND
(Dollars in thousands)
  Pos. FTE Amount
2002 Obligations * ... ... $60,197
2003 President's Budget Request ... ... $2,700,000
     Adjustments to Base
          Decreases (Anticipated Claims) ... ... -339,197
2004 Current services ... ... 2,360,803
     Program Improvements/offsets ... ... ...
2004 Request ... ... 2,360,803

* The 2002 Obligations figure reflects direct obligations. An additional $4.337 million was obligated in FY 2002 from Working Capital Fund unobligated balance transfers.

    2003 President's Budget Request 2004 Current Services 2004 Request Program Improvements/Offsets
Comparison by activity and program Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
  Legal Activities Office Automation ... ... $2,700,000 ... ... $2,360,803 ... ... $2,360,803 ... ... ...

   
  Program Description
  Title IV of the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act (P.L. 107-42) established the "September 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001." This law authorizes compensation to personal representatives of deceased individuals and to those physically injured as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes that day. The Fund is administered by a Special Master appointed by the Attorney General.
  The Act established a permanent and indefinite appropriation for making payments on approved claims. Through 2004, the value of approved claims is estimated to be $5.1 billion. Of this amount, $2.7 billion will be needed in 2003, and $2.36 billion will be needed in 2004.
 
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