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Disability Pensions for NYC Uniform Civil Servants

Police

We provide UMOS a free consultation for 3/4s pay Disability Pension and Social Security Disability matters.  No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you’re awarded your 3/4s pay disability pension or Social Security Disability benefit(s).

Administrative Code 13-252 states that when "...such member is physically or mentally incapacitated from city-service as a natural and proximate result of an accidental injury received in such city-service, while a member, and that such disability was not the result of willful negligence on the part of such member…” that member is entitled to a lifetime pension benefit equal to 75% of the member's final average salary.

Not all "On the Job" injuries qualify. Your line of duty injury report should include:

  1. a complete listing of all body parts affected;
  2. a listing of all witnesses to your injury;
  3. the medical attention you received; and
  4. the accidental nature of your injury (this component is critical, improperly completed 5. reports are often a basis for denial).

To protect your future, continue to treat and document your disability, even if you return, to work.   Call for free advice before you complete your line of duty injury report or your disability application.

Philip Seelig, Retired President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association; Co-founder of the 40,000 member Uniform Forces Coalition (NYPD, FDNY, DOC and DSNY);  and Former Vice-chairman of  the  200,000 member MLC.

Fire

We provide FDNY uniform employees a free consultation for 3/4s pay Disability Pension and Social Security Disability matters.  No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you’re awarded your 3/4s pay disability pension or Social Security Disability benefit(s).

Administrative Code 13-353 states that when "...such member is physically or mentally incapacitated from city-service as a natural and proximate result of an accidental injury received in such city-service, while a member, and that such disability was not the result of willful negligence on the part of such member "…that member is entitled to a lifetime pension benefit equal to 75% of the member's final average salary.

Not all "On the Job" injuries qualify. Your line of duty injury report should include:

  1. a complete listing of all body parts affected;
  2. a listing of all witnesses to your injury;
  3. the medical attention you received; and
  4. the accidental nature of your injury (this component is critical, improperly completed 5. reports are often a basis for denial).

To protect your future, continue to treat and document your disability, even if you return, to work.   Call for free advice before you complete your line of duty injury report or your disability application.

Philip Seelig, Retired President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association; Co-founder of the 40,000 member Uniform Forces Coalition (NYPD, FDNY, DOC and DSNY);  and Former Vice-chairman of  the  200,000 member MLC.

Correction

NYS Retirement Law 507-c states that a member "…who becomes physically or mentally incapacitated for the performance of duties as the natural and proximate result of an injury, sustained in the performance or discharge of his or her duties by, or as a natural and proximate result of, an act of any inmate..., shall be paid a performance of duty disability retirement allowance equal to three-quarters of final average salary."

Not all "On the Job" injuries qualify. Your line of duty injury report should include:

  1. a complete listing of all body parts affected;
  2. a listing of all witnesses to your injury;
  3. the medical attention you received; and
  4. How the act of an inmate caused your injury (this component is critical, improperly completed reports are often the basis for denial).

To protect your future, continue to treat and document your disability, even if you return, to work.   Call for free advice before you complete your line of duty injury report or your disability application.    

We provide DOC uniform employees a free consultation for pension and Social Security disability matters. No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you are awarded your 3/4 disability pension benefit or Social Security disability benefit.

Philip Seelig, Esq., Retired President, COBA
Seelig Law (212) 766-0600

Sanitation

NYS Retirement Law 605-b states that when a member "...is determined by NYCERS to be physically or mentally incapacitated from performance of duty as a natural and proximate result of an accident, not caused by his or her own willful negligence in the performance of such uniformed sanitation service,.." that member is entitled to a lifetime pension benefit equal to 75% of the member's final average salary.

Not all "On the Job" injuries qualify. Your LODI injury report should include:

  1. a complete listing of all body parts affected;
  2. a listing of all witnesses to your injury;
  3. the medical attention you received; and
  4. the accidental nature of your injury (this component is critical, improperly completed reports are often a basis for denial).

To protect your future, continue to treat and document your disability, even if you return to work. Call us for free advice before you complete your LODI injury report or your disability application.    

We provide DSNY employees a free consultation for pension and Social Security disability matters. No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you are awarded your 3/4 disability pension benefit or Social Security disability benefit.

Philip Seelig, Retired President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association; Co-founder of the 40,000 member Uniform Forces Coalition (USA, UFA, PBA, and COBA), and Former Vice-Chairman of the 200,000 member MLC. Seelig Law (212) 766-0600

Heart Bill

Police Officers, Firefighters, Correction Officers, Sanitation Workers and Emergency Medical Technicians are all covered by the “Heart Bill”.  Each title has special legislation that has been passed by the State which provides a rebuttable presumption that disabling diseases of the heart were caused by the rigors of their employment.  When awarded such a pension the uniform employee is entitled to a lifetime pension benefit equal to 75% of the member's final average salary.

We provide uniform employees a free consultation for pension and Social Security disability matters. No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you are awarded your 3/4 disability pension benefit or Social Security disability benefit.

Philip Seelig, Retired President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association; Co-founder of the 40,000 member Uniform Forces Coalition (USA, UFA, PBA, and COBA), and Former Vice-Chairman of the 200,000 member MLC.
Seelig Law (212) 766-0600

Stroke Bill

Police Officers and Firefighters are covered by the “Stroke Bill”.  Special legislation has been passed by the State which provides a rebuttable presumption that disabling strokes were caused by the rigors of their employment.  When awarded such a pension the uniform employee is entitled to a lifetime pension benefit equal to 75% of the member's final average salary.

We provide uniform employees a free consultation for pension and Social Security disability matters. No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you are awarded your 3/4 disability pension benefit or Social Security disability benefit.

Philip Seelig, Retired President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association; Co-founder of the 40,000 member Uniform Forces Coalition (USA, UFA, PBA, and COBA), and Former Vice-Chairman of the 200,000 member MLC.
Seelig Law (212) 766-0600.

Lung Bill

Firefighters are covered by the “Lung Bill”.  Special legislation has been passed by the State which provides a rebuttable presumption that disabling lung conditions were caused by the exposure to respiratory pollutants during the course of the firefighter’s employment.  When awarded such a pension the disabled firefighter is entitled to a lifetime pension benefit equal to 75% of the member's final average salary.

We provide uniform employees a free consultation for pension and Social Security disability matters. No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you are awarded your 3/4 disability pension benefit or Social Security disability benefit.

World Trade Center Bill

Police Officers, Firefighters, Correction Officers, Sanitation Workers and Emergency Medical Technicians are all covered by the “World Trade Center” Legislation.  Even retired members can file for this pension benefit.  If awarded as a retiree then your pension will be reclassified and future pension checks will be increased.

We provide uniform employees a free consultation for pension and Social Security disability matters. No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you are awarded your 3/4 disability pension benefit or Social Security disability benefit.

Philip Seelig, Retired President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association; Co-founder of the 40,000 member Uniform Forces Coalition (USA, UFA, PBA, and COBA), and Former Vice-Chairman of the 200,000 member MLC.
Seelig Law (212) 766-0600

EMT ¾ Performance-of-Duty Disability

NYS Retirement Law 607-b states, in part, that when a member “… of the New York city employees' retirement system who is employed by the city of New York or by the New York city health and hospital corporation in the position of emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician, as those terms are defined in section three thousand one of the public health law, who, on or after March seventeenth, nineteen hundred ninety-six, becomes physically or mentally incapacitated for the performance of duties as the natural and proximate result of an injury, sustained in the performance or discharge of his or her duties shall be paid a performance of duty disability retirement allowance equal to three-quarters of final average salary, subject to [the provisions of subdivision c of section six hundred five of this article and] section 13-176 of the administrative code of the city of New York…”.

Not all "On the Job" injuries qualify. Your line of duty injury report should include:

  1. a complete listing of all body parts affected;
  2. a listing of all witnesses to your injury;
  3. the medical attention you received; and
  4. the connection of the discharge of your duties and your injury (this component is critical, improperly completed reports are often a basis for denial).

To protect your future, continue to treat and document your disability, even if you return, to work.   Call for free advice before you complete your line of duty injury report or your disability application.    

Philip Seelig, Retired President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association; Co-founder of the 40,000 member Uniform Forces Coalition (NYPD, FDNY, DOC and DSNY);  and Former Vice-chairman of  the  200,000 member MLC.

Disability Pensions for non-uniform NYC and NYS Civil Servants

Tier IV – Non-uniform Civil Servants
NYS Retirement Law 605 provides that when a member with 10 years or more of service is determined by NYCERS to be physically or mentally incapacitated from performance of gainful employment…and ought to be retired for disability OR when a member with less than 10 years of service is determined by NYCERS to be physically or mentally incapacitated from performance of gainful employment as the natural and proximate result of an accident not caused by his or her own willful negligence sustained in the performance of his or her duties in active service…that mem¬ber shall be entitled to a lifetime pension.  You may also be entitled to Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits. Not all injuries or illnesses qualify. To protect your future, continue to treat and document your disability, even if you return to work. Call us for free advice before you complete your injury report or your disability application.

We provide Civil Servants a free consultation for pension and Social Security disability matters. No legal fees are paid for the administrative processing of your application, unless you are awarded your disability pension benefit or Social Security disability benefit.

Philip Seelig, Retired President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association; Co-founder of the 40,000 member Uniform Forces Coalition (NYPD, FDNY, DOC and DSNY); and Former Vice-Chairman of the 200,000 member MLC.



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