Social Security Administration’s disability determination not binding on a public retirement system of this State.
Kimberly Fusco appealed the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System’s [System] denial of her application for accidental disability retirement benefits.., unanimously affirmed, without costs.
This is consistent with previous court decisions holding that an employer's Section 207-a or Section 207-c decisions are not binding on PFRS; PFRS' disability rulings are not binding on the employer's Section 207-a or Section 207-c rulings and that the Workers' Compensation Board's decisions are not binding on PFRS or vice versa. See, for example, Cook v City of Utica, 88 NY2d 833 and Bett v City of Lackawanna et al.,76 NY2d 900.
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