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NYS Disability Retirement

New York State Disability Retirement Benefits

For many public employees with serious disabilities and other medical conditions, NYS Disability Retirement benefits are an important part of their retirement plan. Our Albany lawyers are here to explain what benefits eligible employees may qualify for, and to help them through every step of the application process.

You need an experienced attorney handling your case. We are proud to help our clients in the Capital Region, North Country of Upstate New York and Hudson Valley.

Learn About Your Benefit Options

Several factors, including your retirement plan, membership tier and final average salary will determine the total amount of benefits you will be eligible to receive. Depending on your age and type of disability, we may have you apply for several types of disability benefits, and if your application is approved, you may have more than one benefit option to choose from.

All the options given by the Retirement System allow for a lifetime monthly payment. People can take the maximum monthly payment or choose a smaller amount, with the option to select a beneficiary to continue receiving payments after death.

Some people applying for Disability Retirement benefits may be eligible for other programs, and others may have to apply for programs like workers' compensation. We can evaluate all your options and determine the best way to proceed in your specific case.