There are two types of disability benefits for teachers:
- Classroom Disability: if you're no longer able to teach in a classroom, you may qualify for classroom disability. Read more about classroom disability here.
- Disability Retirement: to qualify for disability retirement, your disability must be confirmed by the Social Security Administration. You must have at least five years of creditable service in a TRF- and/or PERF-covered position. You must also show proof you qualify for a Social Security disability. Here is the application. You'll also need to submit this Social Security Consent form.