Peace Officer PTSD

Overview of Benefits under §299A.475

Minnesota peace officers who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of lawfully causing a death or substantial bodily harm in the line of duty are eligible for benefits under Minnesota Statute §299A.475. The benefits include up to a year's worth of unreimbursed wage loss benefits, and a year's worth of unreimbursed medical expense benefits for treatment related to the post-traumatic stress disorder.

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Can I receive both PERA or MSRS disability benefits and wage loss benefits under Minnesota Statute §299A.475 at the same time?

This is an area that is unsettled under the law; however, it is our opinion that generally, no, you cannot receive both at the same time. We can help you make decisions as to when and how to proceed with claims you may have under Minnesota Statute §299A.475 in conjunction with your disability claims.

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2. How do I apply for this benefit?

Typically, your employer automatically initiates benefits under this statute. Occasionally, an employer is not aware of this statute, and our office can assist you in applying for the benefit.

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3. How do I learn more about my potential PTSD claims under Minnesota Statute §299A.475?

Contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today. At Meuser Law Office, we have proudly represented hundreds of police officers and firefighters throughout Minnesota for workers' compensation and disability benefits.

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