CalPERS

Disability & Industrial Disability Retirement

If your employee has an injury or illness that prevents them from performing their job duties, they may be eligible for a disability retirement. The cause of disability does not need to be related to their employment.

If their disability is the result of a job-related illness or injury, and they are a local or State safety, State peace officer/firefighter, State industrial, State patrol member, or local miscellaneous member whose employer contracts for this benefit, they may be entitled to an industrial disability retirement.

They should apply for their retirement as soon as they believe they are unable to perform their job due to a disability expected to be permanent or last longer than six months. An employer may also file on behalf of their employee.

Check out the links below and visit the Members area of our site for more information.

The Application Process - Employer Responsibility

You'll find details on what forms are needed and who is responsible.

Employer Originated Disability Retirement Applications

Find out more about filing for disability or industrial disability retirement on behalf of your employee.

How to Report Disability Fraud

Learn how to report suspected fraud and help curb abuse in the disability retirement program.

Disability Retirement Workshop Schedule

See when an employer information workshop may be planned in your area.

FAQs - Disability & Industrial Disability Retirement

These frequently asked questions and answers provide more detail specific to employers on this kind of retirement and the application process.

Enhanced CHP IDR Benefit

Patrol members in Bargaining Unit 5 of the Department of California Highway Patrol (CHP) may be eligible for an enhanced Industrial Disability Retirement Benefit.

FAQs - Enhanced CHP IDR Benefit

Read our frequently asked questions and answers for more details on the Enhanced CHP Industrial Benefit.

Dated: 04-20-2012