If you are no longer able to teach in a classroom, you may qualify for classroom disability. This can be a mental or physical condition.
Your condition does not need to be confirmed as a disability by the Social Security Administration.
If you qualify, you receive $125 per month. You also get an extra $5 for each year you worked in a TRF-covered position after five years. You will not earn more service credit while receiving this benefit.
You must be out of the classroom, due to your disability, for six months in a row. During this time you cannot be paid. After that, you can start receiving your classroom disability benefit.