An active member who becomes disabled may be eligible to receive a disability retirement from the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI). Learn more about the two types of disability pensions benefit options below.
An accidental disability pension is a benefit available to members who are physically or mentally unable to perform their job as a result of an accident that happened at work.
To apply for a disability pension, please contact ERSRI at (401)-462-7600. The ERSRI Member Service Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Ongoing Compliance Requirements for Disability Pensions
Members who have been awarded disability pensions and have not reached their retirement age are required to provide ERSRI with periodic medical updates and earnings information. Use the link below to learn more about member reporting requirements.