posted by Christopher W. Holton

Just another way in which jihad has cost the world so much in terms of money, not to mention human misery, economic disruption and the costs of increased security…

Close to 1,600 victims of terror attacks have applied to the Financial Assistance Commission for compensation, according to the Justice Department.

On 15 March 2017, 13 attacks in Belgium and abroad were officially recognized as acts of terrorism. The list includes the attacks at Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek Subway Station on 22 March 2016, the Jewish Museum of Brussels in May 2014, Susa Beach, Tunisia, on 26 June 2015 and Nice, on Bastille Day in 2016.

Victims of these attacks had three years from the date on which they were recognized as terrorist acts to lodge requests for financial assistance.

“The Financial Assistance Commission does not award full compensation, but a just financial assistance,” the Justice Ministry explained. “Since the financial aid is complementary, the Commission also takes into account the possibility of compensation from other sources, such as life insurance or medical insurance companies.”

“Victims who file demands for financial assistance also automatically apply for national solidarity status, enabling them namely to obtain disability pensions or have their medical expenses reimbursed.


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