§18525. Application

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Published: 2015

§18525. Application








1. Written application. 
In order to receive a benefit under this article, the person must apply in writing
to the executive director in the format specified by the executive director.





A. The executive director shall obtain medical consultation on each applicant for disability
in accordance with related rules established by the board, which must include provisions
indicating when a case must be reviewed by a medical board and when alternative means
of medical consultation are acceptable. Rules adopted pursuant to this paragraph
are routine technical rules as defined in chapter 375, subchapter II-A. Whether provided
by the medical board or by an alternative means, medical consultation obtained by
the executive director must be objective and be provided by a physician or physicians
qualified to review the case by specialty or experience and to whom the applicant
is not known. [1995, c. 643, §21 (AMD).]










B.
[1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §14 (RP).]







[
1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §14 (AMD)
.]








2. Workers' compensation. 
If the incapacity upon which the application is based is a result of an injury or
accident received in the line of duty, the application must include proof that the
member has made application for benefits under the workers' compensation laws.


[
1995, c. 643, §21 (AMD)
.]








3. Social security. 
If the employment for which creditable service with the employer is allowed was
also covered under the United States Social Security Act, the application must include
proof that the member has made application for benefits under this Act.


[
1995, c. 643, §21 (AMD)
.]








4. Approval. 
The written application must be approved by the executive director upon finding
that the member has met the requirements of section 18524.


[
1995, c. 643, §21 (AMD)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

1989, c. 409, §§11,12 (NEW).
1995, c. 643, §§21,22 (AMD).
1997, c. 393, §A14 (AMD).
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