If you are employed in any capacity by the government, whether local, state or federal, and have a retirement pension, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible to turn the retirement pension into a retirement disability pension. Eligibility depends on the length of your employment and if you are unable to return to work in any capacity.
If you are disabled and are unable to work, you may be eligible for benefits under two different governmental programs. If you qualify, you will receive monthly financial support. Each program has its own general requirements.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, every day in the U.S., more than 12 people die due to work-related accidents or diseases. Every year, more than four million suffer from a serious job-related disease or injury. If you were injured or became ill due to conditions at work, you need to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.