NYCERS has an established “Medical Board” to hear each application for disability retirement. This three doctor panel is charged with reviewing all the evidence a member submits in support of their claim for benefits and is also required to psychically examine the injured/ill worker. Once examined, the Medical Board will “recommend” to the NYCERS governing body, the Board of Trustees, whether to approve or deny your claim. By law the Board of Trustees cannot overturn the Medical Board’s determination regarding a member’s fitness for duty, but must make its own determination on issues regarding the “accidental” nature of your injury and “causal relationship”, that is, whether your injury was caused by the specific accident alleged in the application.
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