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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to provide enhanced disability retirement benefits to uniformed police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and sanitation workers in New York City.

The new legislation will expand accidental disability benefits for eligible uniformed workers, regardless of whether or not they are eligible for a normal service retirement benefit. Additionally, the new law will allow retirees who are receiving an accidental disability pension to continue to do so.

“In New York City, uniformed workers serve on the front line of preserving the safety, health and wellbeing of residents – it is crucial that we offer them the same level of support in return,” Governor Cuomo said.

Under the previous law, members of uniformed services were not eligible for a three-quarters disability pension after reaching the benchmark for a regular pension – after approximately 20 years of service.

The newly enacted legislation expands accidental disability benefits so that all of the 64,000 members of New York City’s uniformed services are eligible for the three-quarters disability pension, regardless of the amount of years served. State Police are already entitled to the three-quarters pension benefit, and this new law restores parity all across the board.

Published in the January 2018 Edition