Notice of Participation for WTC Registration With PPF Extended Until 2022September 10, 2018
The deadline for submissions for the World Trade Center Notice of Participation has been extended!
On September 7, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the extender on a new deadline for filing the Notice of Participation with the New York Police Pension Fund regarding work during the rescue and recovery from 9/11. The new deadline date to file is September 11, 2022.
As you are aware, the Notice of Participation is not an application for disability benefits, but merely preserves the right of the member of the service to file for a WTC disability pension if he or she becomes disabled due to a 9/11-related illness, whether active or retired. Failure to file the NOP may preclude the member from receiving a WTC disability pension or death benefit in the future.
The deadline to file for the Notice of Participation to be eligible for the WTC Disability bill or Death bill has been extended many times since the legislation was passed. However, September 11, 2022 will most likely be the final deadline.
The NOP Form can be found on the NYPD Police Pension Fund website.
If you believe you already filed, but are not sure, the PPF has listed all the Tax ID numbers of those whose paperwork they’ve already received under “WTC Information” on the left side of the home page. First, click on “WTC Information” and check the pdf file to see if your number is listed. If it is, then you do not have to re-file. However, if your number does not appear, you must file the form (even if you currently have no symptoms of illness) by September 11, 2022 to be eligible in the future in case of illness and/or death.
Some of the materials you can use to verify your Notice of Participation work claims include your memo books, DARS (daily activity reports), overtime slips, detail rosters, command log entries (either still at your command or at the borough command), signed and notarized affidavits from colleagues verifying you were at the pile, the Morgue, or Freshkills Landfill, photographs taken at the locations during the rescue and recovery, and/or news articles from the rescue and recovery in which you are mentioned.
Please make sure this very important paperwork has been filed with the Pension Fund, but first check the existing pdf to make sure you have not already done so in the past. You can connect to the Police Pension Fund from this website with the link on the top right corner of this page.