Rella & Associates has proudly represented New York City Correction Officers, teachers, and other government employees in securing disability pensions for over 30 years. When the unexpected injury occurs at work, Rella & Associates is there to give peace of mind to you and your family.
The application process can be complicated and tedious. One error on your application for disability retirement could delay compensation. Rella & Associates has a full team of dedicated attorneys and paralegals who specialize in disability pensions and are ready to give you the prompt attention your case deserves.
Who can apply for disability retirement?
A New York City employee who fits into one of the six tiers established by the Comptroller’s Office can apply for disability retirement. There are multiple applications a disabled employee may be entitled to, each with its own set of requirements. If you are permanently disabled as a result of your employment, you should contact an attorney at Rella & Associates to discuss which application you are eligible to file with the City.
What is the deadline?
There are strict deadlines that are enforced as to when you can file an application for disability retirement. You can file your application while still an employee of the City, OR within 3 months of your last day on payroll, OR within 12 months from the end of the payroll period for which you were entitled to regular pay, if you were on leave of absence for medical reasons, including Workers’ Compensation.
What happens after an application is submitted?
Rella & Associates is with you every step of the way, from the initial application, to successful conclusion. We help you navigate the process and go over in detail each decision necessary to help your case head in the right direction. If your application is denied, Rella & Associates will advise you of your rights and appeal all available appeal options.
Your future is to important to leave to chance. Call today to speak with one of our many dedicated professionals ready, and eager to fight for you!