I represent a 53 year old former toll collector with chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, depression,and anxiety impairments whose application for an Article 15 disability application was approved today. NYSLERS requested the identical information more than once, and in fact, the entire application needed to be resubmitted. This is a common occurrence, and claimants should regularly contact NYSLERS for status updates to ensure their application is being processed properly.
NYSLERS determined that the claimant is permanently incapacitated from performing the duties of her job. The decision comes as little surprise since the Social Security Administration found the claimant disabled from her past work as well as any other work.