9/11 responders, advocates seek workers’ comp benefits

Advocates for 9/11 responders are calling on the state and its Workers’ Compensation Board to vigorously track down World Trade Center volunteers who might have been wrongly denied benefits.

On June 5, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Board should not have refused benefits to 9/11 volunteers who worked in rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts but were not affiliated with an “authorized rescue entity.”

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