Retiring due to a permanent disability as a result of an on-the-job injury is a life-changing experience. The law in this area has become more complex in recent years. The type of disability retirement obtained (accidental, performance of duty or ordinary disability retirement) can have a significant impact on the client’s financial future. There are offsets for workers compensation benefits paid for certain disability retirement benefits and no offsets for others. Health insurance must be considered as well as whether the client can obtain other employment while receiving retirement disability benefits. It is best to get legal advice on retirement disability before one applies as the application process itself may have a significant impact on the outcome.
The Law Office of Thomas J. Jordan, LLC specializes in obtaining retirement disability benefits for public employees especially police officers, firefighters and correction officers and in advising them of their options once the disability retirement allowance is obtained so their after tax income is maximized. It has an excellent track record of successfully prevailing in these cases often without a hearing. If the case must be litigated through a retirement disability redetermination hearing and decision, the law firm’s experience and expertise in assisting clients through this process has also resulted in positive outcomes for clients.