Health Care Worker Bonus Update


FDNY has received details from New York State on approved health care worker bonus amounts for vesting period 4 (4/1/23 to 9/30/23). Nearly all of FDNY’s submissions were approved as submitted. For a small number of members, New York State made adjustments to bonus amounts and/or eligibility. Also per New York State eligibility requirements, members must be in an active status at the time payments are made. Members whose bonus amount was adjusted by New York State or whose eligibility changed based on recent separation/retirement will be hearing directly via email from FDNY by the end of this week. 

Payments for vesting period 4 are being paid on the Friday 3/1/24 payroll. To qualify, members must have met eligibility criteria and submitted attestation forms previously through FDNY. For members with direct deposit, payments could be available as early as Wednesday 2/28/24; please note that this is dependent on when your Bank or Credit Union will post as this can vary by institution. For members receiving paper checks, they will be mailed by Friday 3/1/24 to the current home address on file for the member. This payment covers vesting period 4 (4/1/23 to 9/30/23). The maximum bonus amount is $1,500. 

Please note this is an ongoing bonus program. There is one (1) future vesting period; any individual is only eligible for a maximum of 2 vesting periods. Any employee who already received 2 bonus payments through FDNY or another employer will not be eligible for any bonus payments in future vesting periods. The next and final vesting period is 10/1/23 to 3/31/24; the FDNY portal for attestations will open in April 2024. Further information will be sent closer to that time. 

Oren Barzilay
President
FDNY EMS Local 2507