Top OPERS Disability Attorneys
Agee Clymer OPERS attorneys have assisted hundreds of people obtain their benefits through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) across Ohio. If a physical injury, illness, or mental health condition has made you unable to continue working for a state or local government agency and you are not eligible to receive SSDI benefits, you should consider applying for OPERS disability benefits.
Do I Qualify for OPERS Disability Benefits?
Qualifying is not simple, however, and you may need to partner with a lawyer who understands the OPERS system to file an application, appeal a denial of benefits, or to appeal a termination of benefits.
To qualify for OPERS disability benefits, you must:
- Have accumulated at least 60 months of service credits contributing to the retirement system (this is equivalent to 5 years of service)
- There are exceptions to the 60 months of service requirement for law enforcement personnel whose disability resulted from an on-duty injury or illness.
- Be incapable of performing your job duties in your current job, or your most recently held job with a state or local government agency.
- Suffer from a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months
- Have a diagnosis for the disabling injury or illness that was made prior to the date you stopped working
- Apply within 2 years of the last date you contributed to OPERS
- Not already be receiving an age and service retirement benefit or have received a refund of your OPERS contributions.
The Time Period in Which an Appeal Can Be Filed Is Limited
To succeed with an appeal requires submitting additional medical evidence to support the existence and disabling nature of a serious physical or mental health condition. An Agee Clymer OPERS disability attorney can help you with this!
Contact An OPERS Disability Attorney to Appeal a Denial or Termination of OPERS
Working with an Agee Clymer OPERS disability attorney as soon as possible after being notified that payments were denied or canceled. Completing, filing, and following up on OPERS paperwork can be difficult, and one of our experienced OPERS disability attorneys may be able to step up and keep your claim moving. Contact our office at 614-221-3318 for a free consultation.Contact Us Today