5505-3-01 Eligibility date of retirement benefits.

(A) For age and service retirement benefits, the eligibility date shall be the date following the last working date as a member, with no duplication of salary and pension.

(B) For reduced retirement benefits, the eligibility date shall be the later of the date following the last working date as a member or the date the member is eligible and elects to receive a reduced retirement benefit, with no duplication of salary and pension.

(C) For disability benefits, the eligibility date shall be the later of the date following the last working date as a member or the date disability benefits are approved by the board, with no duplication of salary and pension.

(D) A member shall apply for benefits on a form prescribed by the board.

(1) A retirement application is considered filed when a completed retirement application has been received by the staff of the retirement system unless the applicant has requested in writing that the application be held until further direction. Upon receipt of the applicant's written intent to activate the application, the application shall be considered to be filed.

(2) Member communications with retirement system staff about the potential filing of a retirement application shall be considered confidential.

(3) The retirement system shall notify the superintendent of the state highway patrol upon the filing of a retirement application.

(4) A member may withdraw a retirement application in writing at any time prior to the retirement board's approval of the application.

Effective: 04/26/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2010 and 04/26/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5505.07 , 5505.18
Rule Amplifies: 5505.16 , 5505.17 , 5505.18
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/86, 10/21/05