NYCERS & State Disability Pension Attorneys

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Our Municipal Disability Pension Attorneys will help you navigate the application process of applying for municipal disability benefits. New York State, New York City and many local municipalities provide disability retirement benefits to their public employees who can no longer work because of illness, accidents or other disabilities. Unfortunately, getting a pension for a disability is not as easy as filling out an application. A poorly prepared or incomplete application presented by an individual increases the likelihood that the application will be denied. Additionally, the New York retirement system reviewers are just not going to accept you or your doctor at your word. They are going to require very specific and substantial medical evidence and other substantiating documentation.

You can avoid getting off to such a poor start by seeking a qualified municipal disability retirement benefits attorney right at the start of this process. In fact, the best opportunity to guarantee a successful outcome to your case is right at the beginning by getting the help of people who are experts in the various disability pension systems and who can help you avoid all the pitfalls.

With offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, White Plains, Nassau, Suffolk and Eastern Suffolk, we are capable of servicing injured and sick workers across New York to receive the disability benefits they deserve. Our Municipal Disability Pension Attorneys are well versed in filing a municipal disability claim and New York municipal disability pension laws.

Disability Retirement is available to workers that can no longer perform the full duties required of their specific title. This legal standard means that you must no longer be able to perform your job, it does not require that you be disabled from all jobs in the United Sates like Social Security Disability. If you, and your treating doctors, believe that your injury/illness will not allow you to return to your previous work an application for Disability Retirement should be filed.

Call our office at 866-557-7500 to set up a free consultation today.

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.

Visit our FAQs page for more information regarding Municipal Disability Pension or call our office at 866-557-7500 to set up a free consultation with one of our Municipal Disability Pension Attorneys today.

 

Areas in New York We Serve: MDASR represents Clients in the New York Metro area, including New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County) and areas North of the City in the White Plains area.

Call our office at 866-557-7500 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our municipal disability retirement lawyers today to see if you are eligible to receive a municipal disability pension.

If you have a permanent injury or illness and are no longer able to perform the duties of your job title, you may be eligible to apply for a Municipal Disability Pension. If you are employed by a municipality, such as a City, County, Town or Village, or if you are a New York State employee, you are most likely a member of the New York City Retirement System, or the New York State and Local Retirement System.

It is important to know what system you are a member of, as well as your Tier. This will determine what type of Municipal Disability Pension benefits you can apply for and how much the benefit will pay. Your Tier is determined by the day that you joined or rejoined a Retirement System.

An application must be filed with the appropriate retirement System within that System’s strict time limits. Each System also has very specific requirements regarding such issues as time on the job, whether the injury is due to an accident or incident, documentation, proof and deadlines for filing.

The law firm of McIntyre, Donohue, Salmonson, Accardi, & Riordan, LLP has municipal disability pension attorneys that have dedicated many years to helping workers sort through the many confusing issues involved with filing and processing these applications. We are with you at every step, from beginning to successful conclusion. Our office has applied for municipal disability benefits for police officers, firefighters, teachers, office workers and other public employees.

Call our office at 866-557-7500 to set up a free consultation with one of our municipal disability retirement lawyers today.

In addition to a Disability Pension, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation, and a possible Negligence Lawsuit (if your injuries were caused by someone other than your employer or fellow employee). If you are unable to return to any other gainful employment you may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

To qualify for a Disability Pension, you must prove that you are permanently disabled and unable to perform your job duties. In many instances you must also prove that your injury is the result of an on the job “Accident”. If you must prove this, it is very important to describe the incident with enough detail to satisfy the requirements for your type of Pension benefit. This is a deceptively complicated area of the law, and therefore we highly recommend anyone interested in filing for these type of benefits to contact our municipal disability retirement lawyers immediately.

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In addition to a Disability Pension, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation, and a possible Negligence Lawsuit (if your injuries were caused by someone other than your employer or fellow employee). If you are unable to return to any other gainful employment you may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

To qualify for a Disability Pension, you must prove that you are permanently disabled and unable to perform your job duties. In many instances, you must also prove that your injury is the result of an on-the-job “Accident”. If you must prove this, it is very important to describe the incident with enough detail to satisfy the requirements for your type of Pension benefit. This is a deceptively complicated area of the law, and therefore we highly recommend anyone interested in filing for these types of benefits to contact us immediately.