If your ability to work is impacted by a physical or mental disability, you might be able to collect a MEPP disability pension, even if you are younger than 55 years of age.
If you have Combined Pensionable Service (CPS), then being an active or deferred MEPP member includes pensionable service earned with the Public Service Pension Plan before July 1, 2007.
You can start to collect a partial or total disability pension prior to reaching the age of 55. If you are already 55 years of age or older and you are vested, you can apply to begin your MEPP pension.
A disability pension is based on your years of pensionable service and the average of your highest five consecutive years of salary. The pension will be paid for your lifetime, unless your circumstances change and you no longer meet the qualifications.