A man coated with ash and debris from the collapse of the World Trade Center south tower coughs near City Hall in lower Manhattan Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

As of June 24, the New York State Workers Compensation Board will no longer handle benefit applications to the World Trade Center Volunteer Fund, whichw as established to handle claims made by those who sustained injuries while responding to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center.

The Board is shifting management of the Fund to the Triad Group as part of a larger effort to shift all claims management to professional third party administrators. The Board will pay the TPA costs directly from its own budget so that all of the WTC Volunteer Fund is available to pay for medical and indemnity benefits for the volunteers. All claimants who have active WTC Volunteer claims, their health care providers, and their legal representatives will receive written notice about the change in claim administrator. Additional information is available at WTC Volunteer Fund Overview.

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