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February 20, 2004

Attention Members who were physically injured on September 11

New York State established the World Trade Center Relief Fund immediately after 9-11 to provide surviving spouses, partners, children and parents with assistance and support.  While past distributions of this fund focused on surviving relatives, the state is now seeking to disburse similar benefits to injured clients.

As part of the SRP Mission of connecting clients with other appropriate community services, SRP is coordinating with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to send a letter and application on their behalf to our injured clients. All applicants to the WTC Relief Fund will need to complete this application and return it before the deadline on February 29, 2004.

Injured clients should be notified that they must apply directly to the State for this benefit.  Although reports about this benefit have appeared in the media recently, the deadline and the application for this benefit have not yet been issued.  In the meantime, clients or their representatives can call the New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund at 1-866-244-3839 for more information about this program.