WTC Legislation

Overview

WTC Legislation

The World Trade Center (WTC) Disability Law, first passed in 2005, provides that NYCERS’ members, vested members, and retirees (retired after 9/11/01) who participated in WTC Rescue, Recovery or Clean-up Operations between September 11, 2001 and September 12, 2002 may be entitled to a presumption that any current or future disability caused by a Qualifying Condition or Impairment of Health arose from participation in such operations unless the contrary is proven.

Recent legislation has extended the deadline to file a Notice of Participation in WTC Rescue, Recovery, or Clean-up Operations Form #622 to September 11, 2022.

Form #622 is not a disability application. It is 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 Law.

Download the WTC Disability Law Fact Sheet for more information or see our WTC FAQs page.