Workers' Compensation

Eligibility

Service credit will be given for periods during which you are receiving weekly workers' compensation benefits as the result of a duty-incurred disability.

Conditions

  • You may use weekly workers' compensation credit to satisfy vesting requirements.
  • Credit can be granted only as long as an employer-employee relationship exists.
  • Credit is granted when you pay the costs, if any, for weekly workers' compensation payments you received.
  • For additional conditions, go to Adding to Your Service Credit.

Cost

Your cost is calculated based on the amount of WWC you received and the contribution schedule in effect at the time, plus interest. The schedule for pre-July 1, 1992, WWC periods is as follows:

Contributory Period, WWC you received before July 1, 1977. Your cost will be based on the actual WWC payments you received and the retirement contribution schedule in effect for those years, plus interest.

Noncontributory Period, WWC you received between July 1, 1977, and December 31, 1986. Retirement credit is granted at no cost.

Basic Plan, WWC you received between January 1, 1987, and June 30, 1992. If you are in the Basic Plan, retirement credit is granted at no cost. WWC received after July 1, 1992 should have been reported by your employer and is also granted at no cost.

Member Investment Plan, WWC you received between January 1, 1987, and June 30, 1992. If you are in the Member Investment Plan (MIP), your cost is calculated based on WWC payments you received and the MIP contribution schedule in effect for those years, plus interest. WWC received after July 1, 1992 should have been reported by your employer and your cost is based on the same MIP formula.

If the credit you are requesting required a member payment, contact ORS for a bill. Retirement credit will be granted upon payment in full. Compound interest will be charged each July 1 on the unpaid balance.

Application

If you received workers' compensation payments after July 1, 1992 and the credit is not reflected in miAccount, contact ORS to verify the service was reported. If it was not, your payroll office must take action to correct the service.

If you began receiving weekly workers' compensation before July 1, 1992, submit an Application for Credit for Weekly Workers' Compensation (WWC) Credit (R0285C). Follow the directions provided on the form. For more information on purchasing service credit, see How to Purchase Service Credit.