PUBLIC OFFICERS IN GENERAL
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
59-1354. Time for payment of disability retirement allowance. (1) A disability retirement allowance shall become payable to a member on the first of the month next following the later of:
(a) The day salary, sick leave or other temporary compensation benefits terminate under any plan paid for in whole or in part by the employer of the member; or
(b) The day five (5) months after the member becomes eligible for disability retirement.
(2) The disability retirement allowance shall be paid monthly thereafter to, but not including, the first of the month next following the earliest of the date:
(a) Of the retired member’s death;
(b) That the retired member elects to receive an early or service retirement allowance;
(c) That the retired member ceases to be disabled, provided however, that a retired member, who subsequent to becoming a disability retiree serves on any state board or commission that is statutorily required to meet once per month or less and, who is not an employee as defined in this chapter by virtue of such service, shall not be deemed to have ceased to be disabled because of such service; or
(d) That the member waives, in writing, the member’s disability allowance.
(3) When a disability retirement allowance ceases pursuant to subsection (2)(b) of this section, the early or service retirement allowance shall become payable on the first of the month following the date of the last payment of the disability retirement allowance.
(4) Effective the date a disability retirement allowance ceases pursuant to subsections (2)(c) and (d) of this section, the member’s status shall be inactive unless the member again becomes an employee or elects either early or service retirement.
[(59-1354) 1963, ch. 349, Art. 5, sec. 3, p. 988; am. 1969, ch. 283, sec. 4, p. 586; am. 1976, ch. 97, sec. 5, p. 410; am. 1981, ch. 10, sec. 4, p. 18; am. and redesig. 1990, ch. 231, sec. 42, p. 638; am. 1993, ch. 251, sec. 3, p. 876; am. 2012, ch. 115, sec. 1, p. 317.]