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Cuomo Gives Civilians Statewide 9/11 Benefit

Posted 9/16/19

Any public employee in New York State who was part of the World Trade Center clean-up and developed a certified WTC health condition will be entitled to the same 75-percent disability benefit for which their uniformed colleagues are already eligible under a bill signed into law Sept. 11 by Governor Cuomo.

“9/11 was not 18 years ago—9/11 is every day. We honor, we remember, and we reflect, but it’s also our duty to act,” he said. “The 100,000 brave men and women who showed up to help on 9/11 deserve to be taken care of the way they took care of us, and we’re not going to leave them alone, because they are American heroes. Today, we took action to help ensure they get the health benefits and pension benefits they deserve. We honor them, we honor their families and we honor their courage—and we will repay the debt we owe them the best we can.”

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