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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Special 20- and 25-Year Plans

For PFRS Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members

(Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e)

World Trade Center Presumption

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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.