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Get the Disability Benefits You've Earned as an Ohio Public Employee
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We help state employees who can’t work maintain financial independence as they recover from illness or injury.

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Get the Disability Benefits You've Earned as an Ohio Public Employee

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We help state employees who can’t work maintain financial independence as they recover from illness or injury.

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if you or an ohio public employee you know is

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Unable to Work due to injury, illness, or permanent disability

As a public employee of the State of Ohio you could be eligible for disability benefits through the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), or School Employees Retirement System (SERS).

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Trying to obtain disability benefits without legal representation

Experienced disability attorneys know OPERS, STRS and SERS members can stay employed while their disability applications are being processed.

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Overwhelmed or confused by the disability claims process

Many times routine claims are denied because they lack sufficient medical evidence or paperwork is filled out improperly.

we can help.

Click below to request your free OPERS | STRS | SERS disability claim consultation. You pay nothing unless we help you obtain benefits. That’s our promise.

How to Navigate OPERS | STRS | SERS Disability Claims Process

fighting for what is yours

Ohio Public Employees don’t pay into social security. Instead, they either pay into the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), or School Employees Retirement System (SERS). For decades, these organizations offered better disability packages than social security, but that all changed in 2013.

That year, a pension reform bill was passed, making it more difficult for members to obtain benefits. Today, members are jumping through more hoops to get much needed resources. And while the application process may look easy, it’s not.

If an illness or injury are keeping you from earning a living, you deserve compensation. You’ve served Ohio. It’s time for you and your family to get the benefits you deserve.  

“My husband and I both used Mr. Kolligian to represent us in our disability claim. He was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. I would recommend him to anyone I know.”

Melissa L.

Hi, I’m Scott Kolligian

My team is here to help

I understand how complicated the disability claims process can be for public employees. That’s why I’ve spent my entire career fighting to make it easier. Over the last 15 years, my team and I have helped thousands of people like you obtain disability benefits from Ohio’s public employee pension funds.

Whether you’re just getting started or received a recent denial, we can help you navigate through the OPERS, SERS, or STRS disability claims process.

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get the disability benefits you deserve

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Meet with me, not a case manager. I will help you determine the best possible way to present your claim and maximize your benefits.

Build Your Claim

We coordinate with medical providers and other experts, submit your documentation, and communicate with decision-makers directly.

Get Your Benefits

We help you obtain the compensation and long-term care you need to re-establish yourself as a reliable financial provider for your family.

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Apply Quickly. Obtain Benefits. Recover With Dignity.

During your consultation, I will personally review your case, explain the best way to proceed with your claim, and connect you with community resources to help provide immediate relief.

That’s our promise

Apply Quickly. Obtain Benefits. Recover With Dignity.

During your consultation, I will personally review your case, explain the best way to proceed with your claim, and connect you with community resources to help provide immediate relief.

That’s our promise

need help UNDERSTANDing THE State disability CLAIMS PROCESS?

With this free resource, you’ll be able to quickly identify which programs you’re eligible for, learn simple tips to help you build a stronger claim, and determine when it’s a good idea to seek legal representation.     

By requesting a copy of The Ohio Disability Guide: Understanding the Claims Process in Less Than 10 Minutes, you are authorizing Scott M. Kolligian, Esq., to contact you via the email address provided. You may opt-out at any time .