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Nonduty Disability

You may be eligible for a nonduty disability pension if you can no longer work due to an illness or injury incurred outside of your state police employment.


To qualify for a nonduty disability, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are vested, meaning you have 10 years of service (YOS) credit.
  • You don't meet the service requirements for a full retirement.
  • A medical review team certifies the disability to the Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) and director of the state police.

Disability determination

To qualify for a nonduty disability pension, a medical review team must determine that you are totally and permanently unable to perform your duties as a state police officer.


If you are approved for a nonduty disability pension, the pension amount is 2.4% of your final average compensation multiplied by your YOS (up to 25 years).

Medical reexaminations

If you are approved for a nonduty disability pension, you may be required to have a medical examination periodically. If the medical examination determines that you are no longer disabled, the director of the Department of State Police may return you to active duty. If you fail to return to employment following the order, you will forfeit all rights to a retirement benefit unless you are otherwise eligible to retire.

To apply

Request a Disability Retirement Application (R0044H) packet from ORS.