Pensions and Disability

In addition to negotiating collective bargaining contracts for police unions as well as representing police officers in internal affairs investigations, The Cushane Law Firm also helps law police officers with pension matters.  In particular, we help police officers go out on disability pensions through the police and fireman’s retirement system.  The process is very intricate and often quite difficult.  It requires collecting and presenting a lot of information, and it’s important that you put your best foot forward correctly.  And while you can file for a law enforcement disability pension on your own, it’s something that we would not recommended.  We’ve seen too many police officers get denied because they didn’t know what they were doing when they filed for disability.

In today’s climate, law enforcement officers may be shocked to find out that there isn’t a disability pension awaiting them even after years of putting money away.  Unfortunately, the way the police officer pension system is going these days, legitimate police officer disability claims are getting denied, and they’re getting denied because the officer didn’t put together the right information at the start of their claim.  Even after a long and distinguished law enforcement career, officers can be denied a benefit that they’ve spent years paying for. That’s why it’s important that you get someone on your side who can put together a competent and correct disability pension application so that you get what you are entitled to.  That’s what The Cushane Law Firm can do for you.  If you are a law enforcement officer or fireman in New Jersey and are considering a disability claim, please feel free to reach out to us for help.