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Ron Meuser and Jen Yackley Speak at The Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) Meeting

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peraOver-content2_copyRecently, Ron Meuser and Jen Yackley of Meuser Law Office, P.A. were proud and honored to speak at the Minnesota Law Enforcement and Labor Services (LELS) monthly meeting in August, 2016 held in St. Paul, Minnesota. Read More


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Mary Beth Boyce

MN PERA Duty Disability Application Tips – Be Cautious of Misinformation

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peraOver-content3_copyAt Meuser Law Office, P.A. we represent more police officers, firefighters, and other first responders injured in the line of duty than any other law firm in the State of Minnesota. The attorneys at Meuser Law Office, P.A. have more experience representing public servants in their claims for PERA Duty Disability benefits than any other attorney in the State of Minnesota. Read More


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Ron Meuser

New Bill Seeks to Help First Responders with PTSD

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LawBooksThis week, the Minnesota legislature issued a News Release announcing the introduction of a bill that could have major implications for Minnesota’s first responders who suffer from PTSD.Read More


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Jen Yackley

Why Minn. Stat. § 176.021, Subd. 7 Should Be Repealed

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wc-pera-content_copyIf you have been through the Minnesota workers’ compensation system, you are probably well aware of the fact that it’s not always fair to injured workers. In fact, in many respects, the deck is stacked against injured workers. Read More


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Jen Yackley

How to Calculate Duty Disability Benefits

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One issue that comes up in virtually every case we handle involving a firefighter or police officer claim, where the individual is awarded PERA Duty Disability benefits is the question of how are those benefits coordinated with other sources of income? For example, how are PERA benefits coordinated with work comp? and how are they coordinated with earnings in a different type of job? Read More


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Meet Jen Yackley

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Hi, my name is Jen Yackley and I’m an attorney at Meuser Law Office, P.A.  Our law office specializes in workers’ compensation, PERA disability benefits, MSRS disability benefits and personal injury on behalf of workers injured in the course and scope of their employment in Minnesota. I grew up in Canby, Minnesota, a small town in Western Minnesota. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Beuna Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and went on to earn my Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University in 2008. I began working at Meuser Law Office as a law clerk while I was in law school in 2007 and I’ve been there ever since. I began practicing as an attorney in 2008. Read More


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Ron Meuser

Firefighters for Healing and Board of Directors Announcement

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We are proud to announce that Ron Meuser, Owner of Meuser Law Office, P.A. has graciously accepted an invitation for a position on the board of directors of Firefighters for Healing. Firefighters for Healing is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Jake LeFerriere, a Minneapolis firefighter, with a mission to support burn survivors and their families in ways insurance companies and caregivers are unable to do. Read More


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Jen Yackley

Minnesota Police Officer and Firefighter Disability Benefits

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firefightersYou no longer carry the badge, but you carry the battle scars. Throughout your career as a public servant, you have risked life and limb to protect the safety and property of the public. Now, with a career-ending injury, you have questions. What will I do If I can’t continue as a police officer or firefighter? What will I do for income? How will I continue to provide for my family? The answers to these questions involve complicated, emotional decisions. During this sensitive time, it’s important to have a legal advocate who will help you move forward with knowledge and confidence to recover the benefits you deserve. Read More


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Ashley Biermann

Law Change Regarding “Line of Duty” Disability Benefits Starts July 1, 2015

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peraOver-content_copyA recent bipartisan law change will come into effect starting July 1, 2015 that will affect the disability benefits for members of the Minnesota State Patrol and other state funded “peace officer” positions within the state. Statutory provision 352B.105 governs relevant disability benefits, and was amended by the recent Omnibus Retirement Bill Chapter 68, Article 12, Section 3Read More


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Jen Yackley

PERA Police and Firefighter Duty Disability Age and Service Limitations

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peraOver-content_copyI recently met with a firefighter who just had celebrated her 55th birthday. Over the past few years, she has experienced increased difficulty performing her normal firefighting duties due to the worsening effects of several on-duty injuries she had sustained. Even though this firefighter’s injuries clearly met the PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability requirements, she was over the age of 55 and had in excess of 20 years of PERA-covered service, and she will not be eligible for Duty Disability benefits. Read More


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