A comparison of disability retirement plans
for police and firefighters

Pension fundAssets of fundAverage age of a disability retireeAverage monthly disability pensionPercent of salaryTotal number of retireesTotal number
on disability
Most common
Florida Retirement System$51-billion50$1,44042%140,737*1,252back
Tampa Fire and Police Pension Fund$636-million39$1,79165%978302back
St. Petersburg Police Pension Fund$124-million42$1,82660%34137back
St. Petersburg Firefighters Pension Fund$63-million42$1,84560%30745back
Clearwater General Employees Fund$221-million41$1,87475%**21780back
Largo Fire and Police Pension Fund$37-million39$1,32060%5219back
*State performs frequent re-examination. If any employee has recovered, his pension is discontinued. Statistics are for in-line-of-duty Special Risk class of Florida Retirement System.
**As of January 1, 1996
Totals do not include survivors.
Sources: Florida Division of Retirement, the cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo and Tampa

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