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Updated Information on Workers' Compensation Benefits and Pension Reclassification - Letter to Clients dated 10/3/16

Workers' Compensation 

If you were injured or became ill as a result of your participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup operations, and have not filed for Workers Compensation Benefits, you may be entitled to now file. Even if you previously applied for Workers’ Compensation benefits in connection with your participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup operations and your application was denied, your previous application may be reconsidered by the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board.

In order to apply or re-apply for Workers’ Compensation benefits, you must complete and file a “Registration of Participation in World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and/or Clean-up Operations” form by September 11, 2018. Please note, filing this form does not constitute the actual application for Workers’ Compensation benefits. This is only the first step.

 As you know, our firm does not specifically represent clients in Workers Compensation claims, however we can provide you with information about how to proceed and suggest whom to contact.

Retirement Benefits – Reclassification

If you are a member of a public retirement system who was injured or became ill as a result of your participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup operations, you may be entitled to receive disability-related benefits. If you are currently receiving pension benefits, you may be able to reclassify your current pension as a “Line of Duty” pension.

In order to apply for disability-related retirement benefits, you must file a notice regarding the eligibility for such benefits by September 11, 2018. Please note, filing the notice does not constitute an application for disability-related retirement benefits or an application to reclassify your current pension benefits. This is only the first step.

As you know, our firm does not specifically represent clients in issues relating to retirement benefit claims, however we can provide you with information about how to proceed and suggest who to contact.

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