To get a disability retirement benefit, your condition must develop while working in a TRF- or PERF-covered position. You also must be:
- on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave,
- receiving disability insurance payments from your employer, or
- receiving workers’ compensation.
You must show proof you qualify for a Social Security disability. You can apply for disability retirement while waiting to receive an award letter from the Social Security Administration. Just attach a copy of the application you sent to Social Security.