Disability Retirement Benefits – Miscellaneous Safety
Under the SFERS pension plan, a member who becomes incapacitated for performance of job duties because of a disability may be eligible to apply for a disability retirement benefit.
|— Industrial Disability Retirement Benefit
A miscellaneous safety employee who sustains a disability (illness or injury) while performing work-related duties and that prevents him/her from performing job duties as a miscellaneous safety employee may be eligible to apply for an industrial disability retirement benefit.
|— Ordinary Disability Retirement Benefit
A miscellaneous safety employee who sustains a disability (illness or injury of extended and uncertain duration) that is non-work-related, and who has 10 or more years of service credit may be eligible to apply for an ordinary disability retirement benefit.
As a member in the miscellaneous safety plan, the maximum disability retirement benefit payable is 90% of final compensation. If a disability retirement is granted, benefits are payable on the last day of each month.
Refer to your Summary of Key Plan Provisions for additional details on Disability Retirement Benefits for miscellaneous safety members.
Filing for Disability Retirement
Members considering a disability retirement from the City and County of San Francisco are required to complete the following steps:
Schedule a counseling appointment. Access our online Retirement Appointment Scheduler via mySFERS secure member portal. Counseling sessions are reserved for members who have already met the service requirement for disability retirement and can last up to two hours, so please plan accordingly.
Meet with a Retirement Counselor before filing a disability retirement application
Bring the following materials to the counseling appointment:
• Picture ID
• Marriage certificate
• Spouse’s or Eligible Domestic Partner’s Date of Birth and Social Security Number
• Unmarried child or children (under 18) Date of Birth and Social Security Number
• Medical records which support that you are disabled from performance of your work duties
Your effective retirement date cannot be earlier than the first day of the month in which you file a disability retirement application with SFERS.