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DISABILITY

APPLICATION FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT:

Application for disability retirement should be made promptly, and in no event later than applying for withdrawal of contributions or regular service retirement. Other time limits may apply. Inquire at the Retirement Office at any time you believe you may be disabled.

An employee who resigns or who takes regular service retirement and applies for disability retirement is not entitled to reinstatement to County service if disability retirement is denied.

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PERIODICAL MEDICAL EXAMINATION:
Any member under the age of 55 who is receiving a disability retirement allowance may be examined to determine if the member is still unable to perform the duties of his/her former position. If found to be no longer disabled, his/her retirement allowance shall be discontinued under certain circumstances.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT:

  1. Service - Connected Disability Retirement:

    1. Disability is the result of a job incurred injury or disease.
    2. No minimum age or service requirement.

    3. Member must be permanently disabled for the substantial performance of duty. Monthly retirement allowance for this benefit is equal to one half of the member's annual compensation earnable or their regular retirement allowance, whichever is greater. Applications for disability retirement must be obtained from Retirement Office and properly filed.
  2. Non - Service Connected Disability Retirement:
    1. Disability is not the result of a job incurred injury or disease.
    2. Member must have a minimum of five years retirement service credit regardless of age.
    3. Member must be permanently disabled for the substantial performance of duty. Monthly retirement allowance for this benefit is based on a non-service connected disability formula. Applications for disability retirement must be obtained from the Retirement Office and properly filed.



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