STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 240 of 1943
38.21 Duty disability retirement.
(1) Except as may be provided otherwise in sections 33 and 34, a member who becomes totally incapacitated for duty because of a personal injury or disease shall be retired, if all of the following apply:
(a) The member, the member's personal representative or guardian, the member's department head, or the state personnel director files an application on behalf of the member with the retirement board no later than 1 year after termination of the member's employment.
(b) The retirement board finds that the member's personal injury or disease is the natural and proximate result of the member's performance of duty.
(c) A medical advisor conducts a medical examination of the member and certifies in writing that the member is mentally or physically totally incapacitated for further performance of duty, that the total incapacitation is probably permanent, and that the member should be retired.
(d) The retirement board concurs in the recommendation of the medical advisor.
(2) Upon appeal to the retirement board, the retirement board, for good cause, may accept an application for a disability retirement allowance not later than 2 years after termination of the member's state employment.
History: 1943, Act 240, Eff. July 30, 1943
Am. 1944, 1st Ex. Sess., Act 25, Imd. Eff. Feb. 29, 1944
CL 1948, 38.21
Am. 1951, Act 200, Imd. Eff. June 14, 1951
Am. 2002, Act 93, Imd. Eff. Mar. 27, 2002
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