Section 18-74 Applications for benefits.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018160 on 07/06/2004, Section 18-74 read as follows.
(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
bold hold hearings and take and preserve
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 monthly payment shall be made at
any one 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
in the event that a decision in
the FRB in an appeal therefrom on an application for a benefits is delayed in payment beyond the
date upon which such benefits were to begin or were to be paid.
(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
FRB firefighters retirement board. Such appeal
must be in writing
and filed within ten (10) days of the date of the administrator's decision. The
FRB 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 FRB firefighters retirement board or by the administrator
under the provisions of
the Missouri Administrative Procedure Act.
(Code 1964, § 9.2020; Ord. No. 13792 § 1, 9-7-93)