BOSTON (CBS) – WBZ-TV has confirmed the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and their parents received more than $100,000 in taxpayer funded benefits over a decade.
The benefits, which the family received from 2002 until 2012, included cash, food stamps and Section 8 housing.
The Tsarnaev’s also received heating fuel assistance from the state and City of Cambridge from 2003 until 2009. A request in 2010 was denied because the family did not provide enough documentation.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev received more than $5,500 to help pay his tuition at Bunker Hill and Mass Bay community colleges from 2006 until 2008. This included Pell Grants, tuition waivers, and work study funds.
Tamerlan, and his brother, Dzhokhar, allegedly put bombs near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Tamerlan was killed after a gunfight with police, and Dzhokhar was taken into custody after a manhunt.