Can I work in a different line of work and still receive PERA disability benefits?

Yes! With the exception of Permanent and Total Disability benefits under the PERA Police and Fire Plan you may work in almost any other field without impacting your eligibility for benefits. If you are working in another capacity, your PERA disability benefit will only be reduced one dollar for every three if you receive a combination of re-employment earnings, workers’ compensation, and PERA benefits that exceed of 125% of your salary at the time of your disability or the current salary of the same or a similar position, whichever is higher.

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