When you apply for disability retirement, you can also indicate
your interest in a disability reassignment, which would enable
you to continue employment in a position compatible with your
permanent work restrictions. Doing so would allow you to continue
receiving employment benefits and earning retirement service
credit until you are ready to retire for service.
If you believe that you may be able to perform duties of another
position within your range of capabilities, and if you would like
to work with the County or other VCERA employer to find a
suitable position, you can elect the “Reassignment” option on
your disability application. If your disability is granted and
you accept a lower-paying position, VCERA will pay you a
disability reassignment allowance that minimizes (or
eliminates) the difference between your previous salary and your
new salary. As an active member, retirement contributions and
taxes would apply to your new earnings.
Safety members who are rehired in a non-Safety position will
retain their Safety status. For additional information about
disability reassignment, please contact
Please consult VCERA prior to accepting another position
with your employer before the Board of Retirement makes a
determination on your disability application, as doing so may
adversely impact your application.