Should you become totally and permanently disabled, you may be eligible to receive disability retirement benefits. The FRS actuary reports that about 4% of all FRS members (and 7% of Special Risk Class) will separate from employment due to disability.

In-Line-of-Duty Disability

These benefits are payable if you become totally and permanently disabled due to an illness or injury that occurs as a result of the performance of duties required by your employer. You’re eligible for these benefits from your first date of employment in a regularly established position. About 1% of FRS annuitants currently receive these disability payments.

Your minimum in-line-of-duty disability benefit will be 42% of your Average Final Compensation under Payment Option 1 (or 65% if you’re in the Special Risk Class). Your benefit will be based on your actual years of creditable service multiplied by your percentage value for regular retirement benefits if it is higher than the 42% or 65% minimum.

Regular Disability

Regular disability retirement benefits are payable for an illness or injury from natural causes or an accident not related to your employment. You must have 8 years of creditable service to be eligible for regular disability retirement benefits. About 4% of FRS annuitants currently receive these disability payments.

Your minimum regular disability benefit will be 25% of your Average Final Compensation under Payment Option 1. Your benefit will be based on your actual years of creditable service multiplied by your percentage value for regular retirement benefits if it is higher than the 25% minimum.

Source: https://www.myfrs.com/FRSPro_ComparePlan_Disability.htm

Have You Worked As?

  • Teacher
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  • Any State, County or Municipal Position (not federal)

If you have become permanently disabled and unable to work as a result of performing your job duties call 888-685-7930 today