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While it is not news that Montgomery County faces a $779 million budget gap in 2011 and beyond, details are emerging about where cuts will be made to close that gap. It appears that the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) system will experience its share of cuts, including the possibility of staff reductions, the elimination of contributions to the retiree health benefits trust fund and salary increases.

If history serves as a guide, these reductions may result in increased legal action. While MCPS employees are covered by a union contract, there may be some legitimate situations where sick or injured employees may be eligible for disability benefits.

The Maryland State Retirement System (SRS) has very strict timelines, stringent proof of disability and length of service requirements and an imposing amount of paperwork.

We’ve been helping eligible State employees successfully navigate the complicated State Disability Claim process for over 10 years. We know how to present the medical evidence in the most appropriate manner, will make sure that your application is as complete as possible and will stand by you through initial application and reconsideration – making sure that your claim does not get lost in the system and maximizing your chance of winning.

If you are a MCPS employee and are considering filing a disability claim, please do not hesitate to contact Elliott Andalman online, or by calling 301-563-6685.