If you participated in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or clean-up efforts, and you were a member of the Retirement System at that time, you may be eligible for benefits provided by the World Trade Center Presumption law:
- An accidental disability retirement benefit, if you become permanently disabled and unable to perform your job due to a qualifying condition;
- Reclassification of your service or disability retirement benefit to an accidental disability retirement benefit, if you develop a qualifying condition after you retire; or
- An accidental death benefit for certain family beneficiaries, if you die from a qualifying condition.
There are specific eligibility requirements and filing deadlines to meet for these benefits. For more information, visit our World Trade Center Presumption webpage.