What do I do if I wish to apply for Accidental or Ordinary Disability?

Massachusetts retirement law provides for three different types of disability retirement: accidental, ordinary and involuntary. Members who are considering disability retirement should refer to PERAC's Guide to Disability Retirement for Public Employees (link under ‘Retirement Guides’ tab on this website) to enhance their understanding of their rights, benefits, the presumptions (Heart Law, Lung Law, and Cancer Presumption) applied to certain public safety personnel, and the entire disability process. Member’s application for Disability Retirement with introduction can be found on the Members Forms on our website.