STRS Disability Attorney Columbus, Ohio

Employees who are members of the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) may be eligible for a monthly benefit if they are unable to continue working in their usual position of employment due to a medical condition – either physical or mental. At Agee Clymer, we have helped hundreds of people across Ohio obtain their disability benefits.

STRS Eligibility

To qualify for STRS Disability benefits, a member must:

  • For those who became members on or before June 30, 2013, they must have at least 5.00 years of qualifying service. For those who became members on or after July 1, 2013, the minimum qualifying service is 10.00 years.
  • An application for disability benefits must be filed no more than two (2) years from the date that the contributing service stopped.
  • The member is incapable of performing his or her current job duties or the job duties of their last STRS-covered position. The disabling condition does not need to have occurred at or have been caused by work – it can be an off-duty illness or injury.
  • The disability must be expected to last at least 12 months from the date that STRS receives a completed disability application packet. Disability benefits are not given for temporary illnesses or injuries.
  • The member cannot already be receiving an age and service retirement benefit or have received a refund of their contributions.

Appeals for STRS Disability

An appeals process exists for employees in one of two circumstances: A denied application or a termination of benefits. The time period to request an appeal is limited, so contacting a STRS disability attorney as soon as possible is recommended.

How Agee Clymer Can Help

Navigating the STRS disability process 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 STRS 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 STRS disability claim, contact us today.

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