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  Last Updated: 05/27/2009
 
   Disability Benefit Calculation Example
  Disability benefits under the Correctional Employees Retirement Plan are different depending on whether or not your disability is job related or not job-related. If your disability benefit is job related, your benefits are credited as if you have 20 years, 10 months of service which generates a benefit of 50 percent of your high- five average salary. If you have more than 20 years, 10 months of service, you receive 2.4 percent for each year of service. If your disability is not job related, you are entitled to a minimum benefit based on 15 years of service, which generates 36 percent of your high-five average salary. If you have has more than 15 years of service you receive 2.4 percent for each year of service.
 
  Job-Related Disability Benefits Calculation:
 
Example 1
 High-Five Average Salary  $ 36,000 ($3,000 per month)
 Years of Service  10 years
 Age at Disability  35 years
$3,000    Monthly average salary
x 50%    Minimum job - related disability formula
$1,500    Monthly Disability Benefit
   
 
Example 2
 High-Five Average Salary  $ 36,000 ($3,000 per month)
 Years of Service  25 years
 Age at Disability  49 years
$3,000    Monthly average salary
x 60%    25 years x 2.4%
$1,800    Monthly Disability Benefit
   
  Non Job-Related Disability Benefits Calculation:
 
Example 1
 High-Five Average Salary  $ 36,000 ($3,000 per month)
 Years of Service  10 years
 Age at Disability  35 years
$3,000    Monthly average salary
x 36%    Minimum non job - related disability formula
$1,080    Monthly Disability Benefit
   
 
Example 2
 High-Five Average Salary  $ 36,000 ($3,000 per month)
 Years of Service  25 years
 Age at Disability  49 years
$3,000    Monthly average salary
x 60%    25 years x 2.4%
$1,800    Monthly Disability Benefit
   
  How your MSRS benefit may impact benefits payable from Workers' Compensation
If you qualify for MSRS disability and receive Workers' Compensation because of your disability, your Workers' Compensation benefit likely will be reduced by the amount of the disability benefits payable from MSRS. MSRS will pay your entire disability amount, and Workers' Compensation likely will apply the reduction.
 
How your MSRS benefit may impact benefits payable from your Long-Term disability insurance plan
If you purchase an optional Long-Term Disability plan, the amount you are paid from MSRS may reduce the amount you are paid from your disability plan. Any amounts received from Social Security may also lower payments from your Long-Term Disability plan. For more information regarding your Long-Term Disability plan, state employees may contact Ochs, Inc., at (651) 665-3789 or (800) 392-7295.
 
f you would like an estimate of your MSRS disability benefit, you may contact MSRS.

 

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