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Families, victims of London bombings say compensation figures too low

[JURIST] The UK Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority [official website] says families and victims of the London bombings [JURIST news archive] will be eligible for the basic benefit of £11,000 ($19,543 USD)with a maximum payout total of £500,000 ($888,542 USD). Howard Webber of the CICA said the payouts should be considered "a token of public sympathy," but other groups have complained that the amounts are too low, drawing comparisons to the US September 11th Victims Compensation fund [JURIST report], which paid out from a guaranteed minimum of $250,000 to almost $8 million [US DOJ press release]. Webber said such comparisons were inappropriate. BBC News has more.

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