SB 219 (BR 303) - R. Jones II
AN ACT relating to disability retirement.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 16 and 61 to provide that members of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System, the County Employees Retirement System, and the State Police Retirement System who apply for disability benefits on or after August 1, 2012, shall have their approval for disability benefits based upon approval for disability benefits from Social Security rather than approval from the system's medical examiners; provide for continuation of disability benefits for members who apply for disability benefits on or after August 1, 2012, shall be based upon continuation of Social Security disability benefits rather than evaluation by the system's medical examiners; allow for reinstatement of disability benefits if they have been discontinued upon reinstatement of Social Security disability benefits; amend KRS 61.637 to conform; amend KRS 61.645 to provide that an appeal regarding disability application for members who apply for disability benefits on or after August 1, 2012, shall be treated as an administrative appeal; provide that a person who is currently in the disability application process can reapply for disability benefits on August 1, 2012; provide that a person awarded disability benefits prior to August 1, 2012, shall not be eligible to apply for disability benefits under the new provisions.
Mar 5-introduced in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
Mar 7-to State & Local Government (S)