President's Message

REMINDER!! 911 Registration Seminar Scheduled for Thursday July 15th Important Deadline Approaching

July 9, 2021

Dear COBA Members/Retirees;

COBA has scheduled another of our very informative and successful 911 Registration Seminars for Thursday July 15th at 10am in the COBA Office.

We have had numerous inquiries about doing another one, which unfortunately means that we still have members and retirees who have not signed up for the WTC Health Program, or registered for the Federal Victims Compensation Fund or the State Retirement System.


Once again, you DO NOT have to be sick or suffering from a 911 related illness to sign in to these programs. You are simply registering in order to protect your rights and your family, should anything ever happen in the future.

***Deadline Alert***

The deadline to register a wrongful death claim on behalf of a spouse, parent or child who died more than two years ago has been extended to July 29, 2021. Thereafter, families will only be eligible to register within two years of a loved one’s death.

And, individuals will be required to register within two years of their illness having been certified by the WTC Health Program.

If you worked or volunteered at any of the related sites after the 911 Terrorist Attacks, it is imperative that you register for the databases and programs. Again, you do not need to be sick or suffering from any related illness. You are merely protecting your rights to file a claim in the future, should you ever need it.

Lastly, if you only have your name on the COBA 911 Database that does not mean you are registered for any of the Federal or State Programs. You MUST come in and register.

Be aware that the seminar will take a few hours. The first part is an explanation of all of your rights and available benefits.

The second part is where you actually fill out of the paperwork for the registries, so plan on being here for several hours.

If you have to leave halfway through, you will NOT be registered and it cannot be done for you. You have to fill out and sign the paperwork yourself.

The only information you need to bring with you the day of the seminar is your drivers license and your work ID, along with an approximation of the dates you worked at a 911 related site.

Please call the COBA office asap to reserve your spot as we are filling up fast and space may be limited:


The COBA Office is located at:

504 East Meadow Ave.

East Meadow, NY 11554

Always in Unity;

Brian Sullivan, COBA President


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