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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 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 that must be met for you or your beneficiaries to receive these benefits. For more information, visit our World Trade Center Presumption webpage.