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Rohling could not be reached for comment. Carroll refused to be interviewed, saying he has not been part of Tragic Solutions for a “long time.”
Without elaborating, Carroll suggested he got a raw deal because he was only approved for ordinary disability, but not accidental disability benefits.
“Look at the people who get rubber-stamped,” Carroll told NBC 4′s Chris Glorioso. “I got denied (for accidental disability). There is a lot of information you don’t have, and you’re not going to get it from me.”
Meanwhile, Sierchio and other reform advocates are seeking legal solutions to help the pension system avoid future tragedies.
One promising bill stalled in the Legislature last year, despite bipartisan support and the sponsorship of Senate President Stephen Sweeney.
If enacted, S-1913 would create a disability fraud unit, give pension boards a right to re-examine disability retirees beyond five years, and set limits on the amount of disability pay a retiree can collect after taking another job.
This article originally appeared at Watchdog.org.