NY State Press Release 9/11/16: Cuomo Signs Legislation Extending Benefits to 9/11 Responders

September 11, 2016

Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Ensure Benefits for 9/11 Workers and Volunteers

Legislation Extends Deadline for New Claims Related to 9/11 Rescue, Recovery and Clean-Up

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to extend the period for workers and volunteers seeking lost wage and medical benefits as a result of their involvement in the September 11th rescue, recovery and clean-up operations.”Though September 11th may feel like an eternity ago, we still feel the pain and the loss like it was yesterday, and the thousands of brave men and women who stepped up in our darkest hour are still grappling with the aftereffects,” Governor Cuomo said. “We vow to do whatever we have to do to provide these brave men and women and their families the benefits they deserve. As New Yorkers, when we are knocked down, we get up twice as strong because we have our fellow New Yorkers to raise us up. The volunteers and workers raised us up in our time of need, and we will ensure they get the resources and the support they need.”

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