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If you are employed by the state of New York, you may be eligible for a disability pension if you are disabled and permanently incapacitated from performing the duties of your position. Miller & Caggiano, LLP, can help you understand your options. Our goal is to understand your needs and find a solution that is tailored to you. We will always keep your best interests at the forefront of every case and answer any questions you may have.

Learning More About The Process

To file for a disability pension (commonly referred to as “accidental disability retirement/three quarters/ordinary disability retirement”), you must file an application with the appropriate New York state retirement system. Depending on where you are employed, you file with the New York State & Local Retirement System, the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System or the New York Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System.

If you are denied a disability pension after the initial application, you have the right to request an administrative hearing before a judge. Statistically, it is more difficult to win a case at the hearing level. As such it is important to secure all the necessary medical evidence to win a claim at the initial level. Miller & Caggiano, LLP, possesses the necessary experience and expertise to assist in winning your disability retirement claim at the initial level.

If we do proceed to a hearing before an administrative law judge, a clear and concise picture must be present through the applicant’s testimony and the medical evidence in the record. The administrative law judge will not render a decision at the hearing. Thereafter, Miller & Caggiano, LLP, will prepare and submit a written brief summarizing the claim and highlighting the favorable medical evidence for the judge. A written decision will be sent within approximately six weeks after both sides submit the brief.

Call Now To Discuss Further

The smartest thing you can do for yourself is seek the guidance of an experienced attorney. We have two conveniently located offices in Bohemia and Carle Place and serve clients throughout Suffolk County and Nassau County. Call 631-821-7700 to schedule a free consultation today. You can also fill out our contact form.