Firefighting, Leadership, Legal

Important Deadlines Loom for 9/11 Workers

World Trade Center rescue, recovery and clean-up workers and volunteers have until Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, to register with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Registering will preserve their right to file for 9/11-related compensation in the future even if they are not sick now.

Please help get the information to anyone you know who may have worked or volunteered in Lower Manhattan in the 12 months following the 9/11 attacks. They should call 877-WTC12-08 for more information or visit http://www.wtc12.org or www.nycosh.org.

Eligible city and state employees are also facing a deadline of this Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, to file a World Trade Center-related Notice of Participation with their retirement system. The WTC Disability Law provides a disability retirement benefit to eligible city and state employees who become disabled from participating in the WTC rescue, recovery and clean-up operations between September 11, 2001, and September 12, 2002. Those eligible should contact their retirement system for more information:

NYC Employees’ Retirement System
http://www.nycers.org

New York Fire Department Pension Fund
718-999-7041

Police Pension Fund
212-693-5100