New York court says Ground Zero police entitled to disability benefits

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – New York state’s top court has cleared the way for two New York City police officers who were diagnosed with cancer after working at Ground Zero following the September 11 attacks to collect disability benefits.
The Court of Appeals found that the officers were entitled to benefits under a 2005 law known as the “World Trade Center presumption,” even though the New York Police Department pension fund argued that the illnesses were caused by pre-existing conditions.