Determining Who's Eligible For Eugenics Compensation

Oct 21, 2013

Credit Dave DeWitt / WUNC

The public comment period on the procedure to determine who's eligible for the state's sterilization compensation program ends today.

State lawmakers included a measure in this year's budget that sets aside ten million dollars to compensate victims of the state's eugenics program, which ended in the 1970s.

Surviving victims must submit claims for compensation on or before June 30th of 2014. So far, the state has verified more than 175 survivors.

The temporary rules for eligibility include a variety of facts claimants must submit to be considered including one's full name and the date and venue of the sterilization procedure. According to the law, victims will not receive compensation until June 30th, 2015.

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