2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 11:1634 — Disability retirement
§1634. Disability retirement
A. Eligibility for disability benefits, procedures for application for disability benefits, procedures for the certification of continuing eligibility for disability benefits, the authority of the board of trustees to modify disability benefits, and procedures governing the restoration to active service of a formerly disabled employee are specifically described and provided for in R.S. 11:201 through 224.
B. The board of trustees shall award disability benefits to eligible members who have been officially certified as disabled by the State Medical Disability Board. Upon retirement caused by disability, the disability benefit shall be determined as provided in Paragraph (1) or Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, whichever is less:
(1) An amount equal to the accrual rate specified in R.S. 11:1632 or R.S. 11:1633, whichever is applicable, multiplied by the years of creditable service; however, for computation purposes the number of years shall not be considered to be less than fifteen.
(2) The retirement benefit which would be payable assuming continued service to the age of sixty years using applicable computation factors. In no event shall the benefit exceed one hundred percent of the member's average final compensation.
Added by Acts 1956, No. 56, §5(3). Amended by Acts 1978, No. 727, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1979; Acts 1983, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 1, §6; Redesignated from R.S. 16:1043 by Acts 1991, No. 74, §3, eff. June 25, 1991; Acts 1993, No. 234, §1, eff. June 1, 1993.
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