The following rule is established pursuant to section 3307.57 of the Revised Code, which specifies that to coordinate and integrate membership in the state retirement systems, the state retirement system calculating and paying the disability benefit shall certify the determination to the board of each other state retirement system in which the member has service credit and shall be accepted by that board as sufficient for granting a disability benefit.
(A) For purposes of section 3307.57 of the Revised Code and this rule:
(1) "State retirement system" means the school employees retirement system, the public employees retirement system and the state teachers retirement system.
(B) Determination of eligibility for disability benefits to be calculated and paid by the state teachers retirement system shall be pursuant to sections 3307.48, 3307.62, 3307.63 and 3307.631 of the Revised Code.
(C) A state teachers retirement system disability applicant whose last contributing service was with another state retirement system, shall be evaluated for disability eligibility based on performance of their most recent Ohio public service in a state retirement system. In the event the applicant actively contributes to more than one state retirement system at the time of application, the most recent Ohio public service shall be determined to be the employer with whom the member earned the highest compensation.
(D) An applicant who is granted and paid a disability benefit by the state teachers retirement system shall be subject to the leave of absence provisions pursuant to section 3307.48 of the Revised Code.
(E) Notice of the granting or denial of disability benefits shall be provided to the last Ohio public employer by the state retirement system paying the benefit.
(F) When disability benefits are terminated, if the leave of absence period has not expired pursuant to section 3307.48 of the Revised Code, notice of termination of disability benefits shall be provided to the last Ohio public employer by the state retirement system paying the benefit.