On November 13, 2013, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed significant protections for World Trade Center workers into the New York State Workers' Compensation Law under Article 8-A. The legislation extends and enhances workers' compensation eligibility and benefits for World Trade Center workers. Most notably, the legislation extends the deadline period for filing Form WTC-12, registration of Participation in World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and/or Clean-up Operations, with a deadline to September 11, 2014; reopens previously time-barred World Trade Center claims and considers them timely; and adds qualifying conditions to the law. More information on the New York Workers’ Compensation Law pertaining to protections for World Trade Center workers can be found at www.wcb.ny.gov
or by calling toll-free 1-855-WTC-2014 (1-855-982-2014).