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9/11 Workers Receive Additional Protections

Governor Paterson of New York has proposed legislation to expand coverage of the presumptive accidental disability retirement benefits to first responders and 9/11 workers.

“In the midst of the devastation of September 11th, men and women in public service risked their lives to aid in the search for survivors and victims,” said Governor Paterson. “As the nation grieved these heroes returned to work day and night, selflessly placing their own health at risk. It is our duty to offer them the protections they deserve in their time of illness.”