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Missouri teacher
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Hello -- I'm currently a Missouri speech path in the public school system who fell and damaged a number of cervical and lumbar discs, with resulting weakness and numbness in my hands and leg. I'm currently on modified work duty. I had put in for retirement for the end of this school year before the accident. I've had three MRIs, nerve conduction tests, EMG testing, and have been referred to a neurosurgeon for another evaluation next week. The school year is rapidly ending, and I have a long way to go. How will my upcoming retirement affect workman's comp, treatment, rating, and benefits? I had planned to work after retirement and kept my national certification updated and current.

Thanks,
lunker
 
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Hi Lunker, and Welcome to the Forum!! I am not Familiar with the w/c Regs. in Your State, but I'm Sure Someone will be on Soon with Some Assistance! Just don't get Discouraged if You don't Receive too many Replies Today, the Weekends are Usually Slow! But You have found a Great Group of Folks Here with a Wealth of Knowledge, and Compassion!! Have a Great Day, and Again Welcome!!Smile
 
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i suspect being released to light or modified work would stop temporary disability benefits on a retiree.
whether your retirement rules have special exceptions for those on disability would best be answered by your state retirement board.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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