State Police Plan

For PFRS Tier 2, 5 and 6 Members, (Section 381-b)

World Trade Center Presumption

State Police Plan
For PFRS Tier 2, 5 and 6 Members
(Section 381-b)

If you participated in the World Trade Center (WTC) rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts, and you were a member of NYSLRS or another New York public retirement system at that time, you should be aware of the benefits provided by the World Trade Center Presumption law:

  • You may be eligible for an accidental disability retirement benefit, if you become permanently disabled and unable to perform your job due to a qualifying condition.
  • You may be eligible to reclassify your service or disability retirement benefit to an accidental disability retirement benefit, if you develop a qualifying condition after you retire.
  • Certain family beneficiaries may be eligible to receive an accidental death benefit if you die from a qualifying WTC condition.

There are specific eligibility requirements and filing deadlines for these benefits. For more information, visit our World Trade Center Presumption page.