A woman featured in a recent Dayton Daily News story about problems with the state’s public employee disability retirement system was awarded a disability pension on Wednesday, six months after applying for it with the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System.
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Dayton Daily News investigations in 2013 and 2011 showed high rates of disability retirement among law enforcement and firefighters in the state’s public employee retirement systems. The Daily News identified multiple cases where people who were in trouble at work for serious wrongdoing were awarded disability pensions.
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