Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16891 on 05/07/2001, Section 18-71 read as follows.


    There shall be paid from the FRF or from Workers' Compensation benefits, or from some combination thereof, the following benefits:

    (1)    A covered firefighter employee, disabled as provided for in section 18-68, is eligible to receive a disability benefit equal to fifty (50) per cent of the employee's highest average salary plus ten (10) per cent of that salary for each unmarried child under the age of teen (18), who was a dependent of the employee both at the time the employee became entitled to receive disability benefits and during the period for which the benefit is payable, to an amount not to exceed ninety (90) per cent of the employee's highest average salary. Such benefit shall be payable monthly.

    (2)    When a person receiving the disability benefit is eligible for the retirement benefit due to age or service, the person shall receive the greater of (a) the disability benefit being received, or (b) the age or service benefit. Eligibility for retirement due to service shall be based on years of active service plus years of service accrued while on disability retirement. The age or service benefit shall be based on salary at the time of termination of employment and years of active service plus years of service accrued while on disability retirement.

(Code 1964, § 9.1990; Ord. No. 10299, § 1, 9-4-84; Ord. No. 12047, § 1, 10-17-88; Ord. No. 15212, § 1, 4-21-97; Ord. No. 15381, § 1, 10-6-97)