- you have at least 15 years of benefit service before your disability begins;
- your disability continues for at least 26 consecutive weeks after your covered employment ends due to that disability;
- you apply for a disability pension in writing within seven months of your disability; and
- you became disabled while in covered employment.
To be considered totally and permanently disabled, you must submit evidence satisfactory to the Trustees of your disability. Evidence may be in the form of medical records, test and operative reports and physician statements for review by the Fund’s Medical Director. You must execute medical release forms that will be forwarded to all your physicians.