OCERS Disability Retirement Facts
OCERS – Orange County Employee Retirement System – provides lifetime retirement and disability benefits to employees of Orange County, as well as certain districts.
Membership in OCERS is mandatory for all eligible employees – but it is optional for certain elected officials. It is also optional for new employees age 60 and over, if they waive membership. Since members of OCERS neither contribute toward, nor receive credit for, Social Security, collecting OCERS retirement (and disability retirement) benefits is extremely important to any OCERS member.
There are two types of retirement disability benefits payable from OCERS: Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement and Service Connected Disability Retirement.
Unfortunately, OCERS will frequently question or deny Disability Retirement Benefits. This can be a devastating blow to a disabled public employee who has devoted their life to public service – only to be denied their hard-earned disability retirement benefits.
Our experienced OCERS attorney have assisted hundreds of injured, ill or disabled firefighters, teachers, police & sheriff, administrators, transportation & airport workers, corrections personnel and other public employees collect the maximum Disability Retirement Benefits that they deserve.