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Thomas P. DiNapoli

World Trade Center Presumption

Filing Requirements

If You Are Not Disabled

If you meet requirements 1 and 2 under Eligibility Requirements, we strongly encourage you to file an Application for World Trade Center Notice (RS6047-N) Adobe pdf by September 11, 2018. Filing this Notice will protect your rights, and the rights of your beneficiaries to apply for benefits in the future.

If You Have Not Retired From Public Service

If you meet requirements 1 and 2 under Eligibility Requirements and wish to file for a disability benefit now, you must file an Application for World Trade Center Accidental Disability Presumption (RS6047-W) Adobe pdf. If you do not file for a disability benefit, and you have not already done so, you must still file an Application for World Trade Center Notice (RS6047-N) Adobe pdf on or before September 11, 2018. (Legislation effective September 11, 2016, extended this date from September 11, 2015) to preserve your rights in the future.

If You Have Retired From Public Service

You may apply for a reclassification of your benefit to a World Trade Center accidental disability retirement if you meet requirements 1 and 2 under Eligibility Requirements and you would have been permanently disabled and unable to perform your job had your condition been known and fully developed at the time of your retirement.

If approved, your World Trade Center accidental disability retirement will become effective as of the date of reclassification. It is not retroactive to your date of retirement. Your option selection cannot be changed as a result of the reclassification.