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Active Participants who become disabled must meet these criteria in order to participate in the Commonwealth’s program of Disability Retirement benefits:

  1. You must be a member of the ORP. This means that you maintain assets in the Program.

  2. If your disability is not related to your job, then you must have completed ten (10) or more total Years of Creditable Service. The ORP Plan Administrator will determine your eligibility.

  3. If you become disabled on the job at any age, there is no service requirement. The ORP Plan Administrator will make this determination based on your eligibility for Workers’ Compensation benefits.

  4. Your employment with the Commonwealth must be terminated.

  5. You must receive a Monthly Income Benefit under the Program’s Long Term Disability insurance policy.


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