3309-1-34 Combined disability benefits.

(A) This rule amplifies section 3309.35 of the Revised Code.

(B) As used in this rule:

"Last date of service" means last day of compensated service, either for a day worked or used paid leave, under school employees retirement system, public employees retirement system, or state teachers retirement system.

(C) If a member of school employees retirement system files an application for a disability benefit pursuant to section 3309.39 of the Revised Code and also chooses to apply for a combined disability benefit with the public employees retirement system or the state teachers retirement system, the following shall apply:

(1) If this system receives the application for combined disability, it shall forward a copy of the application to the other retirement system(s).

(2) If this system is the calculating and paying system, it shall request and pay for the examining physician(s) report(s) .

(3) Disability shall be determined on the basis of the duties for the position held on the member's last date of service under school employees retirement system, public employees retirement system, or state teachers retirement system. If the member's last date of service is concurrent under two or more systems, disability for performance of duty shall be determined on the basis of the duties for the position with the greater annual compensation or earnable salary at the time of the application.

(D) If this system is the calculating and paying system of a combined disability, this system's rules and statutes governing disability benefits shall govern, and this system will be responsible for subsequent medical examinations. A finding of disability shall be based on the member's ability to perform the member's last date of service under school employees retirement system, public employees retirement system, or state teachers retirement system.

Effective: 01/07/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3309.04
Rule Amplifies: 3309.35
Prior Effective Dates: 4/2/10