New York State, New York City and many local municipalities provide retirement disability benefits to public employees who can no longer work because of illness, accidents or other disabilities

Sean Riordan’s Successful Appeal on Behalf of Nassau County Correction Officer Reported by The Chief-Leader

By |2017-07-07T15:56:10+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Media|

Sean Riordan, a partner with McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, & Riordan, LLP, was interviewed by The Chief-Leader on the successful appeal of a case in which his client, a retired Nassau County correction officer, was initially denied the ability to collect disability retirement benefits. Ronald DeMaio sustained a lower back injury after trying to break up a fight between [...]

VA May Expand Benefits to Camp LeJeune Veterans and their Families

By |2017-08-30T19:26:49+00:00August 13th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

The VA is considering the expansion of the 2012 Act passed by the Obama Administration that grants benefits to veterans and their families who lived at Camp LeJeune for at least thirty days between 1953 and 1987.  Although the current Act covers 15 diseases that could result from exposure to water toxins at the base, the expansion would [...]

New York State Comptroller Announces Decrease in Pension Contribution Rates

By |2016-06-29T16:48:36+00:00October 14th, 2014|Social Security, Workers Compensation|

The New York State Comptroller recently announced that the contribution rates paid by state and local governments towards New York's pension funds will decrease. According to the Comptroller’s office the average rate of contribution will decrease to 18.2% for most public workers from 20.1%, the comptroller said. For police and firefighters, the employer rate will [...]

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