Preserve your right to workers compensation if you participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery, and clean-up after 9/11. Even if you don't need benefits now, protect your right to future benefits by filing a WTC-12 form with the New York State Workers Compensation Board. The deadline is September 11, 2014.
Most people are eligible. You should file a WTC-12 form whether you were injured or not and whether you were employed or volunteered.
Eligible work/volunteering includes duty at Ground Zero, Fresh Kills Landfill, on the barges, the piers, and at the morgues.
Eligible work/volunteering must have occurred before 9/12/02.
All forms must be notarized and received by the Board by 9/11/14.
The federal World Trade Center Health Program, now provides monitoring and treatment, including medications, with no out-of-pocket costs for both physical and mental health conditions related to the 2001 terrorist attacks no matter where you live now.
Apply online or call 888-982-4748 to have an application mailed to you.