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‘Havana Syndrome’ victims to get six-figure compensation — RT World News

‘Havana Syndrome’ victims to get six-figure compensation — RT World News

The State Department is reportedly set to dole out large sums to officials and family members experiencing the mystery ailment

The US government will soon compensate those suffering from the ‘Havana Syndrome’ – a cluster of unexplained symptoms reported by some overseas officials and their relatives – with some slated to receive more than $100,000, several media outlets reported. 

The State Department is preparing to offer payments between $100,000 and $200,000 to employees with “qualifying injuries” linked to the syndrome, according to unnamed officials cited by the Associated Press, the Washington Post, NBC and other agencies. Compensation will initially be limited to State Department staffers and their dependents, however, and the specific amounts will be determined by the severity of injuries. 

Only about 20% of those reporting Havana Syndrome symptoms worked for the State Department, with most others employed by the Pentagon or the CIA, which have their own policies for such medical issues, according to the AP. 

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During a classified briefing on Thursday, Deputy CIA Director David Cohen and Assistant FBI Director Alan Kohler updated senators on the unexplained illness, which the Joe Biden administration collectively refers to as “anomalous health incidents.” Other officials with the State Department and CIA also told lawmakers that the government would soon provide a plan for how to compensate Havana Syndrome victims, according to the Post, which was the first to report the six-figure payments.

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