How much money will my retirement allowance be?
The amount of money you receive for service-connected disability retirement is a minimum of 50% of your final compensation. The amount of money you receive for a non-service-connected disability retirement is based on your age and how many years you have contributed to your retirement plan. It is generally equal to 1/3 of your final compensation although it could be more, or less, depending on your age and years of service.

If you are eligible to receive a service retirement allowance and the amount of that allowance would be greater than the service-connected or non-service-connected disability retirement allowance, you will receive the greater service retirement allowance.

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1. Who may apply for a disability retirement?
2. May another person file an application for me?
3. When should an application be filed?
4. How do I apply?
5. How is my eligibility to receive a disability retirement determined?
6. How long does the determination of disability take?
7. Do I need an attorney to help me?
8. May I receive a service retirement allowance while waiting for the Board of Retirement to decide upon my application?
9. Could there be any consequences if I take a service retirement allowance pending the Board of Retirement's decision?
10. If my application is approved, when will my disability retirement allowance become effective?
11. When will I receive my first check?
12. How much money will my retirement allowance be?
13. Will my retirement allowance ever change?
14. Will I still be eligible for medical and dental insurance?
15. May I continue to work for the County if I am found to be disabled?
16. May I obtain employment other than County employment if I am found to be disabled?
17. Can my disability retirement be cancelled at a later date?
18. Is it to my advantage to purchase or "buy back" credit for my previous service?
19. If I have reciprocity with the Public Employees' Retirement System and/or any other 37 Act county, do I need to advise the other system(s) of my disability retirement?
20. Is my retirement allowance reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?
21. Are taxes withheld from my retirement allowance?