911 First Responder Victims Compensation Fund

Continued battle for 9/11 First Responders benefits

By |2018-01-03T15:38:14+00:00December 19th, 2017|justice system, Media|

Recently, the civil service publication The Chief Leader published several articles discussing the state of 9/11-related disability claims being processed at NYCERS. Statistically, WTC Disability claims are on the chopping block. More are being denied than approved, and the ones that are usually denied take years to be evaluated. Other issues at hand are transparency during [...]

Struggles & formalities for 9/11 Responders

By |2016-11-22T21:01:25+00:00September 15th, 2016|Media, Workers Compensation|

"Far too many people are being denied when they're truly sick or injured," said Sean Riordan, an attorney specializing in New York State and New York City disability law. "The biggest problem is most of these municipal employees have already been found disabled by their employers … Most of these people are going to end [...]

Deadline extension for Zadroga Act claim

By |2016-11-22T21:01:49+00:00September 14th, 2016|Officers|

Those effected by the catastrophic events of September 11th, 2001 were just given an extension to file for a claim under the Zadroga Act. This legislation was reauthorized on December 18th, 2015. According to the 9/11 Veterans Compensation Fund, filing deadline has been extended from October 3rd, 2016 to December 18th, 2020. The extension was [...]