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DISABILITY PENSION BENEFITS

A pension will be paid to an officer, regardless of age, if the officer is physically or mentally disabled for service in the police department.  Different levels of benefits are paid depending upon whether or not the medical condition is the result of a line-of-duty disability.

Line-of-Duty Disability Pensions. 
An officer who becomes disabled as a result of sickness, accident or injury incurred in or resulting from the performance of an act of duty is entitled to either (1) a pension equal to 65% of salary or (2) the service retirement pension that the officer has earned by virtue of his or her years of service, whichever is higher. 

Examples:  An officer with 10 years of service who is disabled in the line-of-duty would receive a pension of 65% of salary.  An officer with 28 years of service similarly disabled would receive a pension of 70% of pay (the amount he would receive if he retired under normal circumstances).   There is no age requirement for a disability pension.

Disability Pension Not in Line of Duty. 
An officer who becomes disabled as a result of a cause other than performance of duty is entitled to a pension of 50% of salary.

Increases in Disability Pension. 
The monthly pension of an officer who retires on a non-line of duty disability pension is increased each January 1st of the year following his or her 60th birthday, by 3% of the original pension.
The monthly pension of an officer who retires on a line-of-duty disability pension is also increased each January 1st of the year following his or her 60th birthday by 3% of the original pension.

Qualifying For Disability Pension. 
An officer must be found to be disabled by the Board of Trustees upon examination by 3 physicians selected by the Board and the examination of other evidence of disability as determined to be necessary by the Trustees.  The Board of Trustees will review the evidence of disability at a hearing.  An applicant is entitled to have legal counsel present and may introduce relevant testimony and evidence of disability.   

Once retired on disability, the retiree must produce evidence of continuing disability each year, until attainment of age 50.

The burden of providing eligibility for a disability pension lies with the applicant. 

The Pension Board retains the services of an attorney to assist it with legal matters.  This attorney represents the Pension Board, not the applicant. 

If you are applying for a disability pension it is recommended that you retain an attorney as legal issues are generally involved.

NOTE:  Under certain circumstances, line-of-duty disability pensions may be reduced if the officer receives certain benefits under the worker compensation laws of the State.

 

Benefits for Short-Term Disability. 
Benefits for disabling conditions (which are not expected to result in permanent and total disability) may be payable under the Village sick leave policy.  Questions on these benefits should be referred to the Village HR Office. 

Temporary disabilities not covered by the Village sick leave policy may qualify for pension benefits. 

NOTE:  Officers applying for disability pensions are urged to file their applications as soon as their need for a pension becomes known.  The process can be time consuming, but the sooner the Board gets your application, the sooner it can act on it. 


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