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Tag Archives: Accidental Disability Retirment Police and Firemen’s Retirement System

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

The Richardson Decision: Changing The Face of Accidental Disability Benefits

Posted in Disability Retirement
On July 24, 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided the case of Richardson v. Board of Trustees, Police & Firemen’s Retirement System, 192 NJ 189 (2007). The case addressed a new standard to be applied by New Jersey Courts and Administrative Tribunals in awarding accidental disability retirement benefits under the provisions of various New Jersey… Continue Reading