If you wish to apply for a disability pension in New Jersey, you will need several documents to get started.

There are two medical reports that must be filled out and must show that you are disabled and can’t perform your job for your employer. An alternative approach to these two reports is to utilize your treating physician and your hospital records. Either of these options will allow the Division of Pensions and Benefits to move forward with your application.

There is an authorization you must sign to allow the Division of Pensions and Benefits to get your medical records. Other items you will need to fill out or have available are a direct deposit form to receive funds from the State of New Jersey directly into your bank account, a birth certificate, and a marriage certificate if you are married.

Additional documents also come into play, but having these documents completed and ready will get you started in your disability pension application. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have been injured in the course of your employment and you have additional questions, call us at 609-771-8611. I welcome your call. Review our media library on our website at https://www.szaferman.com to learn more about Disability Pensions.