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Disability Retirement

Montgomery County Public School’s pension plan provides important disability coverage in the unfortunate event that an injury or illness permanently incapacitates you from performing your job duties.

Applying for a disability retirement benefit is a two-step process.

  1. Apply for disability. The application forms you submit are dependent upon your core pension plan membership. Application forms for MCPS core pension plan members and Maryland State Teachers Pension System (State core plan) members are listed below.
  2.  Once approved for disability, complete your retirement forms. Retirement forms are also dependent upon your core plan membership. See the section of your core plan below for a link to your retirement forms.

MCPS Core Plan Members

Learn more about disability retirement benefits offered to MCPS core plan members (PDF).

Application Forms

To apply for disability retirement benefits, you must submit the following forms to the Employee and Retiree Service Center:

 Download a printable checklist of forms (PDF) to make sure you have everything you need.

You will be notified in writing if disability benefits have been denied, deferred, or approved. If approved, you must then submit all retirement forms to ERSC.

State Core Plan Members

Learn more about disability retirement benefits offered to State core plan members.

Application Forms

To apply for disability retirement benefits, you must submit the following forms to the Employee and Retiree Service Center:

Download a printable checklist of forms (PDF) to ensure you have everything you need.

The Maryland State Retirement Agency (MSRA) will notify you in writing if disability benefits have been denied, deferred, or approved. You will have 120 days from the date of the approval stated on the letter from the MSRA to complete the forms and to accept the disability retirement. If approved, you must then submit all retirement forms to ERSC.

Montgomery County Public Schools

Contact MCPS

Call: 301-309-6277 | Spanish Hotline: 301-230-3073
E-mail: ASKMCPS@mcpsmd.org

Contact Employee & Retiree Services Center

Call: 301-517-8100 | E-mail: ersc@mcpsmd.org

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