NYCERS Notice of Participation - Form 622
NYCERS encourages all active, vested or retired members (retired after 9/11/01) who participated in WTC Rescue, Recovery or Clean-up Operations between September 11, 2001 and September 12, 2002 to file a Notice of Participation Form #622 before September 11, 2026.
While the original law required that you were a member during your period of participation, Chapter 424 of the Laws of 2021 amended this requirement to include public employees who became NYCERS members after the qualifying period who purchased some or all of that pre-membership period.
This form is not a disability application. It is simply a statement indicating the dates and locations of your participation in these efforts. Filing your Notice of Participation will preserve your right to apply for disability retirement under the WTC Disability Law should you develop a Qualifying Condition or Impairment of Health in the future.