Deadlines Approaching for WTC Workers' Compensation, Disability

Andrew J Lanza

July 27, 2010

If you, or someone you know, has 9/11 related health problems or may develop them in the future, this information is critically important. Please pass it on.

Two important deadlines are approaching in September for workers who have 9/11-related health problems or who may develop them in the future.

Workers' Compensation Deadline: September 11, 2010

WTC rescue, recovery and clean up workers and volunteers have until September 11, 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.

Disability Filing Deadline: September 11, 2010

Eligible city and state employees have until September 11, 2010 to file a WTC-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. 

For more information please visit 9/11 Health, a public information web site that provides the latest information about scientific research and services for people who may have health problems related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.