Can I receive both MSRS disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits?
It depends. The State of Minnesota has taken the position that it is entitled to receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against any workers’ compensation benefits payable, based on the receipt of MSRS disability benefits. We disagree with the State’s interpretation. In our opinion, it’s an area of law that has not been firmly settled. For State Patrol Plan members, we will discuss the current state of the law with you, and how it may affect your potential workers’ compensation claims. Because our attorneys are experienced in both workers’ compensation and MSRS disability law, we can help you navigate the legal and procedural complexities to make sure you maximize your benefits from all sources.