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  • Are OP&F disability retirement benefits taxable?
    Are OP&F disability retirement benefits taxable?

    A frequent question we receive is whether disability retirement benefits under the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) are taxable. The correct answer is: it depends. There are three (3) types of ...

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  • Do I pay an attorney fee for representation on a VOC claim?
    Do I pay an attorney fee for representation on a VOC claim?

    If you are a police officer or public safety officer and have been injured in the course of your employment by a criminal suspect, and you experience uncompensated losses from a collateral source, you ...

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  • Filing for Permanent Total Disability Compensation
    Filing for Permanent Total Disability Compensation

    There are occasions when an injured worker is receiving temporary total disability compensation but believes he or she is actually permanently and totally disabled (PTD). The question becomes "How ...

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  • Approval of x-rays, CT Scans, MRIs and discograms for diagnostic purposes
    Approval of x-rays, CT Scans, MRIs and discograms for diagnostic purposes

    An injured worker's attending physician will often request a test, such as x-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance image), for diagnostic purposes, even though the BWC claim may be allowed only for a soft ...

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  • Submitting Additional Evidence To OPERS When Disability Retirement Benefits Are Denied Or Terminated
    Submitting Additional Evidence To OPERS When Disability Retirement Benefits Are Denied Or Terminated

    Ohio Administrative Code 145-2-23 governs the appellate process when the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System issues a notice denying or terminating disability retirement benefits. This rule ...

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  • Voluntary Abandonment & Temporary Total Disability Compensation
    Voluntary Abandonment & Temporary Total Disability Compensation

    On June 29, 2011, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in State ex rel. Lackey v. Indus. Comm ., 129 Ohio St.3d 119, 2011-Ohio-3089, that an employee who voluntarily resigned his employment, even though he ...

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