If you become totally disabled due to an injury or illness and are no longer able to work, you may be eligible to receive a disability retirement pension (PERS members) or take distributions from your ORP pension account (ORP members).
PERS Disability Retirement
- PERS Tier 1 & Tier 2 Members- hired and/or became PERS member prior to August 23, 2003
- PERS OPSRP (Tier 3) Members- hired and/or became PERS member on or after August 23, 2003
Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) Disability Retirement
Contact the Oregon Public Universities Retirement Plans, the Plan Administrator for the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP).