Some first responders have the ability to apply for both PERA or MSRS Duty Disability benefits and Social Security benefits. There are different criteria for these different types of benefits and you may be eligible for both depending on how many years of service you’ve contributed into both plans. It is important to remember that there is some coordination of benefits that you need to be aware of when pursuing PERA/MSRS benefits as well as Social Security disability benefits.
We can help you through the process of understanding which type of benefits you should pursue at what time in order to maximize your benefits.
Contact Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. for a free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation. The knowledgeable attorneys at Meuser, Yackley & Rowland take the time with each client to help determine which benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act you are entitled as well as discuss and coordinate PERA/MSRS Duty Disability benefits, Social Security disability benefits, and Healthcare Continuation benefits under Minnesota Statute §299A.465. Call us today at 1-877-746-5680.