You may qualify for disability retirement benefits if a medical condition prevents you from performing regular duties as an employee of the public schools. To qualify for disability benefit you must:
- Have at least 10 years of contributory Oklahoma service, and
- Submit a disability retirement application detailing your medical condition that must have existed while employed by the public schools of Oklahoma, and
- Be recommended by the TRS Medical Review Board and approved by the Board of Trustees.
You may also qualify for disability benefits if you are awarded Social Security disability benefits, provided the disability was incurred while employed by the public schools of Oklahoma, you have at least 10 years of contributory Oklahoma service and after TRS is notified of the Social Security award.