Disability Benefits
Eligibility, Benefits and Procedures
Duty Disability Benefit (In-The-Line-Of-Duty)
If a member is disabled in the line of duty, the monthly benefit is 66-2/3% of average monthly earnings at the time that
the member became disabled. A member is eligible to receive a duty disability benefit immediately upon beginning
service as a police officer.
Non-Duty Disability Benefit
Disability Procedure
In the case of a police officer who becomes disabled, the disability will be measured by whether the member can perform within the classification of the
disability.  After reviewing a disability application, the Board may require an applicant to submit to an independent medical examination conducted by a
physician selected by the Board. A member applying for a disability benefit has the right to request a formal evidentiary hearing at which time reports
from doctors will be considered, and the member will have an opportunity to present his or her own evidence in support of an application for disability

An employee who receives a disability pension can be reexamined by the Board at any time prior to normal retirement age, and if found to have
recovered, must resume active service with the Miramar Police Department.  If an employee recovers, yet refuses reemployment with the City, the
disability pension will be terminated.  Disability benefits may not be awarded to a member whose employment terminated prior to the member's becoming
disabled, nor may a member receive a disability benefit as the result of a self-inflicted injury or any disability resulting from the habitual use of narcotics
or alcoholic beverages.
The City of Miramar
Police Officers' Retirement
Plan and Trust Fund
If a member with ten or more years of credited service is disabled for reasons other than in the line of duty, the
member's monthly disability benefit is the accrued normal retirement benefit, but in no event can it be less than 25% of
average monthly earnings as of the disability retirement date. A member is not eligible for a non-duty disability benefit
unless the member has earned ten or more years of credited service.

Disability benefits for either line of duty or non-line of duty injury continue until the member dies, or the date the
member is no longer permanently and totally disabled; provided that if a disability retirant dies after having selected an
optional joint and survivor annuity or ten year certain an life annuity, the benefit shall be paid to the joint annuitant or
beneficiary, as appropriate.
Please visit the "Forms" page of this website to download an Application for Disability Retirement Benefits.  You may download the complete package or
each individual document separately.  If you are unable to download the documents, please contact your Plan Administrator, FHA-TPA to obtain a copy
of the documents via mail.  If you have any further questions regarding the procedures or this benefit, please contact FHA-TPA at 1-800-707-0501
(toll-free) or 954-366-0111 ext. 309 or ext. 320 (local).