If you participated in the World Trade Center (WTC) rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts, and you were employed by a participating employer 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.1
- 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.