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Appellate Division Again Considers Meaning of “Undesigned and Unexpected” in NJ Public Employee Accidental Disability Appeals

Posted in Disability Retirement
The Appellate Division once again the considered the “undesigned and unexpected” standard as it pertains to qualifying for accidental disability retirement benefits in the case of Mason v. Bd. of Trustees, Police and Firemen’s Retirement System. In the case, the appellant alleged she was injured while qualifying with a firearm for her work as a Correction Officer… Continue Reading

Appellate Division Approves Jersey City Firefighter Application for Accidental Disability Benefits

Posted in Disability Retirement, Public Employment Labor Law
As reported on NJ.Com, a Jersey City firefighter who injured himself when he broke down the front door of a burning home and saved two people in 2010 was awarded accidental disability pension benefits by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, after the Board of Trustees for the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System originally… Continue Reading

NEW ISSUES ARISE UNDER RICHARDSON

Posted in Disability Retirement
 Since the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in Richardson v. Board of Trustees, Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, 192 N.J. 189 (2007), we have witnessed more denials of accidental disability applications based on the premise that the member suffered from a pre-existing illness or injury which contributed to the overall disability that prevented the member… Continue Reading

The Difference Between Accidental and Ordinary Disability Benefits Under PERS, TPAF, SPRS, and JRS

Posted in Retiree Benefits
  Following up on our previous entry, this article will help our readers understand the criteria that must be met in order for a public employee to qualify for an ordinary or accidental disability pension within one of the following State pension systems, the Public Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Pension and Annuity Fund, the… Continue Reading

Partial and Total Disabilty Benefits under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation System

Posted in Workers Compensation
Last week we spoke about medical benefits in the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation System. In this entry we will give a brief overview regarding total permanent disability benefits, and partial total disability benefits. The third type of benefit that an injured worker is entitled to receive under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act is commonly referred… Continue Reading

The Denial of Accidental Disability Benefits Cannot Be Appealed Due To A Change In The Law

Posted in Disability Retirement
In the case of Christopher v. Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, 33-2-0847, the appellant, a corrections officer, argued to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, that he should receive accidental disability benefits suffered from a combined psychological injury (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) that resulted from work at the… Continue Reading

Accidental and Ordinary Disability Benefits Under The Police and Firemen’s Retirement System

Posted in Disability Retirement
During the course of a public safety officer’s career, many uniformed employees become injured and disabled on the job. If a public safety officer is unable to continue his or her employment as a result of the injury, they are often left with no choice but to medically retire. The Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS), is… Continue Reading
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