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New York State Disability Retirement

December 01, 2020

NEW YORK STATE DISABILITY RETIREMENTAre you a member of the New York State Employees’ Retirement System or Police & Fire Retirement Systems? If you are, and you have become disabled and unable to perform your full job duties, you may be eligible for New York State Disability Retirement benefits. The Law Firm of Alex Dell can assist you in obtaining a New York State Disability Retirement benefit in addition to representing you for your New York State Workers’ Compensation claims [...]

In New York State, police officers and firefighters who are rendered permanently disabled as the result of an on-the-job “accident” are eligible to receive a tax-free pension of 75% of their Final Average Salary. To qualify, the first responder needs to demonstrate that their work injury meets the definition of an “accident” as defined over time by New York State courts. An “accident” is a sudden, unexpected occurrence that was not a risk inherent in the work [...]