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Maaser on proceeds from pain and suffering award

Question:

I developed cancer that was deemed to be related to 9/11 and I will receiving two awards one for pain and suffering and one for lost income.
Am I required to give maaser from the pain and suffering award?
If I am required to give maaser, how large does the award have to be for me to give 20% rather than 10%?

Answer:

Yes you should give maaser from the award money. There isn’t a specific amount of income that has to be earned to giving 20% or 10%, rather if the person can afford to give 20% it is a bigger mitzvah, and the segula that it will make the person rich is much stronger .

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