DISABILITY RETIREMENT FOR POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, TEACHERS & OTHER PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
Disability retirement for public employees is handled under various systems within the state or county you are employed. The type of employment you have will determine where your disability retirement will be filed. Our attorneys have been filing disability retirement appeals on behalf of the following types of employees
- LACERA – Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
- OCERS – Orange County Employees Retirement System
- Cal PERS – California Public Employees Retirement System
- STRS – State Teachers Retirement System
For safety officers, a work-related disability retirement can result in major tax savings.
For safety and non-safety, disability retirement benefits may be available to an employee who falls under one of the above employment areas who has not reached retirement age and has been determined to be disabled by their physician. The disability does not need to be work related. In other words, if you are 46 years old, a teacher, and severely injured in a car accident, you may be eligible for disability retirement benefits if your physician determines that you are no longer capable of teaching.
Many times, however, an employee is denied benefits for various reasons. Our lawyers can help you from the beginning, during the application process, in order to avoid a denial which results in your having to wait for benefits to be paid to you. We can also help with the demanding prospects of filing an appeal of the determination. Careful navigation through the system, understanding how to complete the many forms and documents, and years of experience in helping others obtain benefits are among the many reasons you should give our lawyers a call. Let us help you with your disability retirement, call the Law Offices of Cantrell, Green, Pekich, Cruz & McCort