9/11 Latent Injury/Illness Deadline Extended by Senate

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.



     Were You in Lower Manhattan Post 9/11?


                                                          Did You Inhale?



                                                    Photo taken on September 15, 2001. AP Photo/Dan Loh


Despite the hell that was brought down by evildoers on September 11th, 2001, steadfast New Yorkers stood their ground. Wall Street roared back as New Yorkers carried on as usual. Nothing stopped them from attending school, volunteering or working, praying, living and breathing.

 Mostly it was the breathing they did back then,

                   making them sick now, so many years later... 

                                                Press Play for Music:

Sympathy For The Devil — written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards        

 A 9/11 Latent Injury, sometimes referred to as a 9/11 Latent Illness is a health condition that is considered eligible by the World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund for monetary assistance.

We covered this in an earlier blog post

Back in 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that the air surrounding Ground Zero from September 11th  2001 through May 30th  2002 was safe.

We now know it was not. The Federal Government is trying to make amends to anyone whose health was seriously harmed by the toxic carcinogens in the air.

You may be entitled to on going medical attention and monetary funds.

With this information successfully registered before September 11, 2018, you will then have until 2020 to actually file a Post 9/11 Latent Illness/Injury claim. Allow us to assist you today.


If you were in Lower Manhattan for an extended period of time from September 11, 2001 to September 11, 2002, and are suffering from a qualifying 9/11 Latent Injury/Illness or a 9/11 Qualifying Condition, here  is a newly passed Senate Bill that holds promise for GOOD NEWS!

Senate Bill S7797A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to participants in the World Trade Center rescue

An act to amend the retirement and social security law and the workers' compensation law, in relation to participants in the World Trade Center rescue.


To extend the period for filing a claim relating to World Trade Center rescue, recovery, and clean-up operations.



Section 1 of this bill amends Retirement and Social Security Law             

Section 2(36 (a) to extend the application period to 2022. 

Section 2 of this bill amends Workers' Compensation Law section 162 to open up registration of participation in World Trade Center rescue, recovery and clean-up operations to September 11, 2022.


This bill would allow any participant who was disabled between September 11, 2015 and September 11, 2017 to file a claim before September 11, 2022. If a participant filed a claim in this period and was disallowed, the application will be reconsidered by the Workers' Compensation Board.

Tags: social security disability, workers' compensation, 9/11, world Trade center

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