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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Special 20- and 25-Year Plans

For PFRS Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members

(Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e)

Special Disability Benefits

Firefighters and police officers may be eligible for an accidental disability retirement benefit if you are permanently disabled because you contracted HIV (where there may have been exposure to bodily fluids that may have involved the transmission of this disease), tuberculosis or hepatitis after contact with members of the public.

Firefighters who are permanently disabled by heart disease, certain types of cancer or lung disease, but who passed a physical examination upon entry to firefighting service that did not reveal evidence of the disabling condition, may be eligible for an accidental or performance of duty disability retirement benefit. To claim heart disease, you must file your application while in service.

Police officers who are permanently disabled by heart disease, but who passed a physical examination upon entry to police service that did not reveal any evidence of disease or other impairment of the heart, may be eligible for a performance-of-duty retirement benefit. To claim heart disease, you must file your application while in service.