Public Employer (“PERA”) and other Disability Benefits
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Public Employer (“PERA”) and other Disability Benefits

If you are suffering from a short-term or long-term disability, you may be unable to work and earn an income. Now is the time to speak to a disability attorney at Patricia S. Bellac Law Firm in Boulder, Colorado about your rights. Our clients have suffered a variety of disabilities such as:

  • Brain injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Autoimmune illness
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Back or neck pain or pain in major joints (hip, shoulder, knee, elbow)

Many of these illnesses are invisible disabilities and difficult to document. But they may completely prevent you from working at all or rather slow you down more one day than the next. A combination of problems may make working impossible. There may be time limits applicable to your condition. Let us explain your rights to disability benefits and fight to get them for you.


Public employees have benefits under the Public Employees’ Retirement Association. But many people are surprised at how difficult it can be to obtain benefits. You have paid in and have also opted out of the Social Security system. You do not specifically apply for long or short term benefits, however. Rather, that is decided on your behalf. Your application may be reviewed by an outside firm named Unum, rather than a State agency.

Your initial application is extremely important. Let us assure it is the best it can be. We can explain the various plans to you.

Patricia S. Bellac Law Firm offers a refreshing, pragmatic approach to serving your legal needs. With more than 15 years of experience representing individuals, entrepreneurs, employers and employees, businesses of all sizes and varieties, and employee benefit plans, we are able to solve virtually any legal problem creatively and effectively.

To discuss your needs, e-mail Patricia S. Bellac Law Firm or call (303) 442-5111.

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