Do all work-related injuries qualify for an in-the-line-of-duty disability benefit under PERA?
No. Several years ago, the legislature revised the duty disability requirements for all plans under PERA and MSRS. Prior to that, any work-related injury could qualify as an in-the-line-of-duty disability. Currently, under the PERA Police and Fire Plan, an applicant must show that his or her disability was incurred while performing duties that are inherently dangerous and specific to his or her position.