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Basic Plan with Increased-Take-Home-Pay (ITHP)

For PFRS Tier 1, 2, 5 and 6 Members, and Tier 3 Members Covered by Article 11

(Sections 370-a, 371-a & 375)

Special Disability Benefits

Firefighters and police officers may be eligible for an accidental disability retirement benefit if you are permanently disabled because you contracted HIV (where there may have been exposure to bodily fluids that may have involved the transmission of this disease), tuberculosis or hepatitis after contact with members of the public.

Firefighters who are permanently disabled by heart disease, certain types of cancer or lung disease, but passed a physical examination upon entry to firefighting service that did not reveal evidence of the disabling condition, may be eligible for an accidental or performance of duty disability retirement benefit.

Police officers who are permanently disabled by heart disease but passed a physical examination upon entry to police service that did not reveal any evidence of disease or other impairment of the heart may be eligible for a performance of duty retirement benefit.