Executive Director Update


World Trade Center (WTC)
September 2023 Executive Director Update

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On September 11, 2001 and in the days, weeks and months that followed, many City colleagues went above and beyond the call of duty, at great personal sacrifice, to assist in the Rescue, Recovery and Clean-up efforts. 

NYCERS members are heroes, and there are a lot of them – NYCERS has received more than 12,300 Notices of Participation from our members who served in World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and Clean Up.

NYCERS streamlined the Notice of Participation process to make it easier for members to file (it can be done online!), and increased support available to members after filing – each applicant has a case manager.

Thank you to our colleagues who served the City with excellence and dedication during a difficult time. We are committed to supporting our members through every stage of their NYCERS membership, including compassionate service throughout the disability retirement process.


Terminal or Grave Illness Notification

Complete this form only if you are terminally or gravely ill and need to apply for a Disability benefit, or if you have already applied and need to notify NYCERS of the gravity of your illness.