Disability Appeal Procedures

Disability Retirement Board Hearing Procedures

The Arlington County Code (Code §46-52 & §21-57) provides that the Retirement Board will hold a hearing whenever the County Manager* reduces or discontinues a retiree’s retirement allowance, or whenever a member appeals the denial of his application for disability benefits. The retiree or member and his representative have the right to be present and heard at such hearing.

The procedures below govern appeals from the County Manager’s denial of disability benefits. For purposes of this procedure, a discontinuance of a disability allowance for medical reasons shall be treated as a denial of disability benefits. When hearing the appeal, the Board may decide to obtain an independent medical opinion. The medical opinion of the Board-appointed physician will control over the County Manager’s medical advisor on all issues requiring certification by the medical advisor. View the full procedure

Reduction or Discontinuance of Benefits Retirement Board Hearing Procedures

The Arlington County Code (Code §46-52 & §21-57) provides that the Retirement Board will hold a hearing whenever the County Manager* reduces or discontinues a retiree’s retirement allowance, or whenever a member appeals the denial of his application for disability benefits. The retiree or member and his representative have the right to be present and heard at such hearing. View the full procedure