Pension & Disability

New Jersey Pension and Disability Attorney 

In addition to negotiating collective bargaining contracts for police unions as well as representing police officers in internal affairs investigations, Cushane - Attorney at Law also helps law police officers with pension matters.  In particular, we help police officers go out on disability pensions through the police and fireman’s retirement system.  The process is very intricate and often quite difficult.  It requires collecting and presenting a lot of information, and it’s important that you put your best foot forward correctly.  And while you can file for a law enforcement disability pension on your own, it’s something that we would not recommended.  We’ve seen too many police officers get denied because they didn’t know what they were doing when they filed for disability.

In today’s climate, law enforcement officers may be shocked to find out that there isn’t a disability pension awaiting them even after years of putting money away.  Unfortunately, the way the police officer pension system is going these days, legitimate police officer disability claims are getting denied, and they’re getting denied because the officer didn’t put together the right information at the start of their claim.  Even after a long and distinguished law enforcement career, officers can be denied a benefit that they’ve spent years paying for. That’s why it’s important that you get someone on your side who can put together a competent and correct disability pension application so that you get what you are entitled to.  That’s what Cushane - Attorney at Law  can do for you.  If you are a law enforcement officer or fireman in New Jersey and are considering a disability claim, please feel free to reach out to us for help.

Legal Services Plan
First introduced in 2013, our comprehensive, all-inclusive Law Enforcement Legal Services Plan is one of a kind.  The LELSP is specifically designed to slash the high costs of both grievance and unfair-practice litigation, lessen the financially unpredictable nature of protracted collective negotiations, and make smart, effective labor representation affordable to even the smallest of law enforcement unions.