More than one in 10 people who worked for South Shore cities and towns are getting beefed-up disability retirement pensions: 72 percent of their last year’s pay, tax-free, and more. Those pensions amount to $23 million each year. Police and firefighters account for most of them.


The Patriot Ledger has written a three-part investigative series on automatic disability pensions for public employees. Click inside this story for stories, video and more.

More than one in 10 people who worked for South Shore cities and towns are getting beefed-up disability retirement pensions: 72 percent of their last year’s pay, tax-free, and more. Those pensions amount to $23 million each year. Police and firefighters account for most of them.


The Patriot Ledger has written a three-part investigative series on automatic disability pensions for public employees. Click the links below for stories, video and more.


Taxpayers paying millions for questionable disability pensions


Quincy retirement board boss got disability pension 4 years after retiring


Laws stand in the way of reforming disability retirements


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