New York State Disability Retirement Benefits
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.
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