Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was granted a 9/11-related police disability pension, The Post has learned.
The Police Pension Fund approved Kelly’s application during its Wednesday evening meeting, providing the former top cop with three-quarters of his $200,000 salary, according to documents obtained from the meeting.
Captains Endowment Association president Chris Monahan confirmed the news, only saying of the post-retirement approval that “any member would have to qualify for the criteria under state law.”
The accidental disability police pension has typically been approved for cops whose illness was connected to their time at Ground Zero.
Under state law, city workers can apply for the disability if they were assigned to the World Trade Center in the first 48 hours or if they worked at the site a total of 40 hours over the first year following the attacks.
The underlying illness that allowed for Kelly’s pension was not known.
Kelly was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as NYPD commissioner in January 2002 and served through 2013. He previously served as the city’s top cop for two years under Mayor David Dinkins.
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