Are You Entitled to Receive a Disability Pension from the Date You Prove It ?

In Crisamore v. City of York, 688 A.2d 1271 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1997), the city pension ordinance stated that in order for a police officer to receive a disability pension, he was required to submit two physician's statements attesting to the officer's disability. The officer contended that he was entitled to receive a disability pension on the day he became permanently disabled, not when he proved it. The Court concluded otherwise. The officer was found eligible on the date the pension fund received the second physician's statement and not earlier.