Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and very common illness that is suffered by many of our Minnesota police officers. In our practice at Meuser Law Office, P.A., we are seeing more and more police officers who have experienced extreme critical incidence and very traumatic experiences that have resulted in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Post-traumatic stress disorder IS covered under Minnesota PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability benefits. It is also covered under the Minnesota MSRS State Patrol Plan disability benefits. And now since October 1, 2013, PTSD is also covered by Minnesota workers’ compensation in many instances.