Employees who are paid by the State of Ohio, a county, municipality or local government within the state are members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). If you are no longer able to continue working in your usual position of employment due to a medical condition, either physical or mental, then you may be eligible for OPERS Disability Benefits. At Agee Clymer, we have helped hundreds of people across Ohio obtain their disability benefits.
An appeal process exists for employees in one of two circumstances: A denied application or a termination of benefits. During the appeals process, additional medical evidence to support the claim may be submitted; however, new illnesses or injuries may not be added to the claim. The time period for an appeal is limited, so contacting an OPERS disability attorney as soon as possible is recommended.
Navigating the OPERS paperwork can be difficult, but the experienced attorneys of Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman are available to help. The best time to contact an Agee Clymer attorney is before you file your OPERS disability application so that we may walk you through the application process and advise you as to the best time to file.
Your initial consultation is completely free. If you need an attorney to assist with your OPERS disability claim, contact us today.