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The New York Disability Law Blog Information and Help for Disabled Individuals with Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Construction Accident Claims

What is a New York State Retirement Disability Claim?

If you work for a public employer (state, county, city, town, village, school district etc.) and are "permanently incapacitated from performing the duties of your position", you may be entitled to a Disability Pension from the New York State Retirement System. This claim can be in addition to benefits you might receive from Workers’ Compensation and/or Social Security.