Definition of Presumption

If an individual’s pre-employment records/medical records before 9/11 don’t have a diagnosis of a “qualifying condition” and if they worked at the World Trade Center disaster site-particular to the areas outlined below-NYSLRS can “presume” the individuals diagnosis stemmed from the work they did in the aftermath of 9/11.

World Trade Center qualifying locations, as defined by the NYS Comptroller’s Office:

  • The World Trade Center site (defined as the area below a line starting from the Hudson River and Canal Street bearing east on Canal Street to Pike Street, continuing south on Pike Street to the East River; and extending to the lower tip of Manhattan);
  • The New York City (NYC) morgue or any temporary morgue;
  • The Fresh Kills Landfill; and
  •  On the barges that ran between Manhattan and the Fresh Kills Landfill.