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Disability Benefits

To Qualify for Disability

Your disability must have lasted or be expected to last at least one year to qualify for disability benefits from PERA. Each plan has specific requirements that must be met for a disability benefit. For specific details on your plan requirements for disability benefits, visit the Member Handbook.


When Benefits Begin

Disability benefits begin when you no longer have sick or vacation time credited to you and are no longer receiving any other salary payments. Benefits can be paid retroactively, but no more than 90 days prior to the day PERA receives your application.


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If you plan to apply for a disability benefit, contact us for more information.



Member Handbooks   Applying for Disability Benefits


You may be eligible for benefits from PERA if you are unable to work because of a physical or mental disability.