Unbelievable got workers compensation, approved for SSDI first time around, then NYS denied medical retirement, What gives? As taxpayers it is sad that we have multiple agencies, each with their own set of standards for determining disability. I really got irrate to think that the decision made for SSDI was done by the Dvision of Determination Services, ( a New York State agency) then the retirement system wasted additional funding to get an opinion from an IME. So the break down is that SSDI says there is a disability, workers compensation says there is a disability, and even the veterans administration says there is a disability, but the New York State retirement system says there is not. Meanwhile 3 years after the initial accident still awaiting 3 surgeries, makes me happy that I worked for 40 years. To make it worse I know people in jail , on welfare and on SSDI who have had two or three surgeries, while I wait. What a great state.