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Is a former public servant who becomes disabled entitled to a disability pension?

Verified 02 novembre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Yes, if you have temporarily or permanently left the Public Service and become disabled, you may, under certain conditions, receive a disability pension from the SRE if you were a State or CNRACL if you were a territorial or hospital official.

You must meet the following 2 conditions:

  • Have completed at least 15 years of service
  • Have an infirmity or an incurable illness that makes it impossible to work

This infirmity or illness must occur while you are no longer in the public service and are subject to ERC or CNRACL contributions. This can happen during an availability, after a resignation, a removal of executives, etc.

There is no age requirement to qualify for this disability pension.

You may also be eligible for early retirement for disability if your spouse has an infirmity or an incurable illness that makes it impossible to work. In this case, you must have completed at least 15 years of service.

  Please note : a contractual agent cannot benefit from this arrangement.

The application process for disability or incurable illness varies depending on your connecting public service:

State Civil Service (EPF)

You must complete a disability pension application form.

Application for the retirement of a State official, a judge or a military officer in respect of disability

Cerfa n° 15684*01 - Ministry of Finance

Submit the requested form and supporting documents (listed on the form) through a line to your Management Authority.

Your application will be reviewed by your management authority.

To judge your or your spouse's permanent disability, you or your spouse will be assessed by one or more doctors certified by the administration.

The reform commission review your application. If you meet the conditions, your manager will forward your request to the SRE for decision.

This service will send you its decision to retire early for disability.

You will then receive your pension certificate. You will need to acknowledge receipt of this information on a specific print. You will have to forward it to the ERS. This will trigger the payment of your pension.

Territorial (FPT)

Contact your community who will process your disability pension application to CNRACL.

The impossibility of practising any profession is studied by the reform commission.

Hospital (FPH)

Contact your institution that will process your disability pension application to CNRACL.

The impossibility of practising any profession is studied by the reform commission.

  Reminder : if you become disabled while in the public service, you may be admitted to early retirement for disability without service life condition.