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Can I Receive Minnesota Workers’ Compensation and PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Benefits At the Same Time?

Yes! In most cases, you can receive PERA disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits at the same time. Police officers, firefighters, and other public employees who receive PERA disability pension benefits are usually also entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. PERA allows a disabled firefighter or… Read more »

I was Approved for PERA Duty Disability Benefits; Can my Employer Contest My Eligibility for Health Care Continuation Benefits?

This is a question we get quite often from Minnesota police officers and firefighters because navigating PERA and health care benefits can be quite complex. When you are approved for PERA duty disability benefits under Minnesota Statute § 353.656, subd. 41, you are also entitled… Read more »