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  By the NYC Health Commissioner
  9/11-Affected People

9/11 Health - Rescue and Recovery Workers

Workers' Compensation and WTC Disability Law

Workers' Compensation

Eligible WTC workers and volunteers who filed a WTC-12 form by September 13, 2010 have the right to file a New York State Workers' Compensation claim.
Uniformed FDNY, NYPD and DSNY employees and  DOE pedagogical employees are not eligible for New York State Workers' Compensation benefits. Please see pension benefit information for New York City employees.

Questions? Need more information? Visit the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board website.

New York State employees: Please see WTC Disability Law below.

Note: Federal employees who participated in the WTC rescue and recovery  are not eligible for New York State Workers' Compensation benefits. Claims should be filed through the federal agency where you were employed on 9/11. If you filed a claim and were assigned a number, you can call (646)264-3000 for information about your claim. If you are a U.S. Department of Labor employee, please call (816)502-0301 for claim status information.

WTC Disability Law

The WTC Disability Law establishes a presumption that certain disabilities for certain New York State employees were caused by rescue, recovery or clean-up operations at the WTC and entitle the employee to accidental disability retirement benefits (unless evidence proves otherwise).

Office of the New York State Comptroller
New York State and Local Retirement System
110 State Street
Albany, NY 12244-0001

WTC Disability Law Brochure. PDF Document (Reader Required; Click to Download)

Frequently Asked Questions About the WTC Disability Law.


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