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Questions Regarding The New York State & Local Retirement System

The legal system is tremendously complicated when it comes to the New York State and Local Retirement System. If you find yourself needing disability benefits under this system, making sure you have proper representation is crucial. Miller & Caggiano, LLP, has worked with clients throughout New York for over 20 years. For your convenience, we have written answers to frequently asked questions below.

Who Can File?

You or someone authorized on your behalf can do so. This includes an attorney, your guardian or your power of attorney. In certain situations, your employer can also file. There are many different forms to fill out, so it is important to provide all of the necessary information clearly and concisely.

What Is New York State Disability Retirement?

New York State Disability Retirement, also known as NYSLRS, provides benefits for members who are permanently disabled and can no longer perform their duties. This can be because of a physical or a mental disability. It acts as a pension that provides monthly payments to help cover your living expenses.

Do I Have To Pay Taxes On My Disability Payments?

It depends on your specific case. Most times, they are taxable. The government will have to be paid when the premiums are due or when distribution payments are made. We can help you understand what this means and how you can manage this moving forward.

Can You Receive Unemployment And Disability Payments At The Same Time?

No. You cannot collect short-term disability benefits as well as unemployment payments. It is either one or the other. It is important to note that you can collect workers’ compensation and unemployment if that is the situation you find yourself in.

We Are Here To Discuss Your Options

In order to discuss your options further, call 631-821-7700 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also fill out our contact form online. We have offices in Bohemia and Carle Place and serve clients throughout Suffolk County and Nassau County. Our attorneys will take the time to address any concerns you may have.