Service-connected Disability Retirement

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If you become permanently incapacitated for the performance of your duties, and the incapacity is a result of injury or disease arising in the course of your employment with a VCERA participating employer, you may file a service-connected disability retirement application. Your employment must contribute substantially to such incapacity. Regardless of a member’s age or amount of retirement service credit, a service-connected disability retirement benefit may be granted by the Board of Retirement.

The service-connected disability retirement benefit is equal to one-half of final average compensation, but in no event less than the amount you would receive if eligible to receive a regular service retirement.