Marathon victims’ advocates praise new One Fund criteria

By Travis Andersen GLOBE STAFF JUNE 28, 2014

The charity set up for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is now explicitly stating that people who suffered less visible injuries are eligible for payouts, a move that was hailed by advocates on Friday.

The bar association praised the new criteria released by the charity. “The One Fund’s Final Protocol for the second distribution of charitable funds is a welcome advancement for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings who suffered traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, and other invisible injuries,” Douglas K. Sheff, the association’s president, said in a statement.

Sheff added, “We are grateful that the One Fund appears to have listened to our concerns and crafted its protocol to be more inclusive of all survivors, including those with invisible injuries who are now more expressly eligible for cash gifts in addition to programmatic support.”

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