Retired cop will get enhanced disability pension after developing chronic illnesses from working at Ground Zero

A retired city cop who developed fibromyalgia after being exposed to toxins after the World Trade Center attack won a five-year legal battle Tuesday for an enhanced disability pension.

The Appellate Division in Manhattan ruled that a fibromyalgia diagnosis qualifies as a “new onset” disease and entitles first responders who served at Ground Zero to a tax free accident disability pension unless officials can prove it’s not related.

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