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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

State Police Plan

For PFRS Tier 2, 5 and 6 Members

(Section 381-b)

World Trade Center Presumption

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If you participated in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts in 2001, and you were a member of the 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 condition.

There are specific eligibility requirements and filing deadlines that must be met for you or your beneficiaries to receive these benefits. For more information, visit our World Trade Center Presumption webpage.