New York State / New York City Retirement Disability Pensions

If you work for New York State, New York City, or a local governmental entity, you may be entitled to a disability pension if you are "permanently incapacitated from performing the duties of your position." Depending upon your job title and your employer, you may have to apply to the New York State & Local Retirement System, the New York Teachers' Retirement System, the New York Police and Firefighters' Retirement System or the New York City Retirement System.

The attorneys at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, have been winning disability pensions for our clients for over ten years. The key to winning disability pension claims is proper preparation of the initial application and presentation of persuasive medical evidence. You do not want to fill out the deceptively simple one page application without first developing all your medical evidence. If your doctors have not completed the proper forms correctly, you have a good chance of losing your case. Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco works with your doctors to obtain the medical evidence you need to win your claim.

Depending on your "Tier" within the Retirement System and how you were injured, you may be entitled to different types of pensions. Sometimes these pensions are referred to as "Accidental Disability Retirement pensions," "three quarter pensions," "ordinary disability retirement pensions" and "Article 14 or Article 15 pensions."

The entire disability pension process is complex and you will most likely have to be examined by a Retirement System doctor. After all the medical evidence is gathered, a decision will be made by the Retirement System Medical Board. If you are denied a disability pension, you have the right to request an administrative hearing before a Judge. Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP has won many disability pension cases after cross-examining the Retirement System doctor at such a hearing.

Should you have any questions and need answers regarding disability retirement pensions, call the attorneys at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP today toll free at 1-877-NY-DBLAW. You'll be glad you did.