The guidelines to qualify for presumption benefits are based on:

  • qualifying locations and/or qualifying duties.
  • The length of time/period of time which duties were performed.

Per the NYS Comptroller’s Office, if an individual performed any kind of clean up duties during the first two-day period after the first plane crash, or worked a cumulative 40 hours from 9/11/01 to 9/12/02 at one or more of the locations in Question #1, they meet the qualifications for presumption. They also are eligible if specific duties were performed at particular NYPD, FDNY, or EMS locations during the first 24 hours of clean up operations, or fixed cars/equipment effected by debris, whether or not it was done at one of the locations in Question 1.