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  • Description
    Determining disability pension eligibility for municipal employees requires comprehensive knowledge of the requirements and standards. This CLE course will explain everything you need to know about the tier system for eligibility, how to analyze the medical ramifications of accidents and differentiate them from incidents, and filing requirements. The course will explain the disability pension’s relationship to workers compensation, personal injury actions and social security disability and explain how to avoid ethical issues in filing.
  • Instructor Bio

    John Hewson

    John Hewson is well experienced in Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Municipal Pension Law. He graduated cum laude in 2006 from St. John's School of Law, where he served as Co-President of the Catholic Law Students Association.

    In addition, he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management and Communications from St. John's University where he was a former Vice President of the Student Body, awarded the prestigious Spirit of St. John's Awaes, the College of Professional Studies Dean's Mineola Award and was commencement speaker for the Class of 2003. He is also a proud alumnus of Chaminade High School.

    He is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. He is an avid sports fan and fomer personal trainer. Raised in a blue collar family, John works tirelessly to preotect and defend the rights of the hard working and dedicated injured workers the firm represents.