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.