Chapter 18 PENSIONS*
Section 18-111 Applications for benefits.
(a) Applications for benefits to be paid
from the retirement fund must be made upon the
forms provided by the administrator and contain full information from which the board may
determine the eligibility of the applicant. If such application be founded upon disability, full
information concerning the nature and extent of the injury must be furnished with the
application, and the applicant must likewise submit to examination by a physician designated by
the administrator. The administrator may hold hearings and take and preserve evidence touching
the nature and extent of injuries upon which claims for benefits on account of disability are
claimed, and may thereafter approve or deny such application.
(b) No more than one (1) monthly payment
shall be made at any time; no payment shall be
made more than ten (10) days in advance of the period to which it applies. This provision shall
not prevent the lump sum settlement of past liability for benefits.
(c) Any claimant denied benefits by a
decision of the administrator, or any claimant or
covered firefighter employee otherwise aggrieved by any decision of the administrator, may
appeal such decision to the firefighters' retirement board. Such appeal must be in writing and
filed within ten (10) days of the date of the administrator's decision. The board shall hold a
hearing, take evidence and render a written decision including findings of fact and conclusions of
law. Such decision shall be appealable by any person aggrieved by any decision of the
firefighters' retirement board or by the administrator under the provisions of the Missouri
Administrative Procedure Act.
(Ord. No. 21455, § 1, 9-17-12)
(Ord. 21455, Added, 09/17/2012)