Before beginning the disability application process, talk with a CalSTRS benefits counselor. However, even if you cannot talk with a counselor right away or if you prefer not to talk to a benefits counselor, do not delay submitting your application.
A reasonable accommodation may allow you to continue to perform in your usual duties. CalSTRS may require you to request a reasonable accommodation from your employer before or while you are applying for a disability benefit.
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a convenient means to provide customer service. Your personal information will be used only to conduct CalSTRS-related business.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System website has been developed in compliance with California Government Code §11135, which requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively.