Applying for a Disability Pension

Applying for a Disability Pension

The disability application process is time-consuming. It may take up to a year or more from the date of filing an application until the final Board determination. The process includes:

  • Review of applicable medical and personnel records,
  • Examination by a minimum of three physicians, and
  • A hearing before the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners.

DROP Members: If you are granted a disability pension after entering DROP, you will forfeit your DROP account and receive the disability pension as if you never entered DROP. You waive your right to apply for, or be granted a disability pension once you have taken distribution of your DROP account.

Applications may be withdrawn at any time prior to Board determination.

If you believe you may have incurred a disabling injury or illness, you should contact the Disability Pension Section for further information regarding the process.

Learn more about your disability benefits.

To begin the application process, review the information booklet and complete the forms:

Please make copies for your records and send the originals to:
Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions
Disability Pensions Section
701 E. Third St., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90013


If you have any questions, you may contact the Disability Pensions Section at (213) 279-3165 or (844) 88-LAFPP.