New York State would like to ensure you preserve your right to worker’s compensation if you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center through September 12, 2002. File a WTC-12 form (www.wcb.ny.gov/WTC12) with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board by 9/11/14. This preserves your right to future benefits, should you ever need them.
Most people are eligible. You should file a WTC-12 form (www.wcb.ny.gov/WTC12) whether you were injured or not and whether you were employed or volunteered. This includes duty at Ground Zero, Fresh Kills Landfill, on the barges, the piers, and at the morgues.
All forms must be notarized and received by the Board by 9/11/14. For questions, please call 855-WTC-2014. Tell us you were there.
Assistant Director of Public Information
NYS Workers’ Compensation Board