"With $650K Disability Pension, (New Jersey State Assemblyman) Rible Runs Again"
By Mark Lagerkvist
New Jersey Watchdog
October 24, 2011
Excerpts (see news article cited directly above):
- Assemblyman David P. Rible retired as a Wall Township police officer at age 31 with a bad back and a fat pension. He’s collected $650,000 in disability payments since a state board decided he was “totally and permanently disabled.”
- Yet Rible competes in five-mile and five-kilometer runs along the Jersey Shore.
- If the board was to re-evaluate Rible, the legal standard would be whether he would be “considered totally and permanently disabled…from performing (his) normal or assigned job duties or any other position with no possibility for significant improvement.”
- The question is whether Rible is fit for “any other position,” such as a desk assignment or administrative work.
- “The answer is yes,” said Dr. Donald. “Could he do those duties? Of course he can.”
- Any person who receives a disability pension should be required to undergo an annual evaluation to prevent abuses such as this abuse.
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