143.10 Determination of validity of claim.

(A)

(1) Not later than five days after receipt of a claim for benefits, a volunteer peace officers' dependents fund board shall meet and determine the validity of the claim. If the board determines that the claim is valid, it shall make a determination of the amount due and certify its determination to the director of commerce for payment. The certificate shall show t he name and address of the board, the name and address of each beneficiary, the amount to be received by or on behalf of each beneficiary, and the name and address of the person to whom payments are to be made.

(2) If the board determines that a claimant is ineligible for benefits, the board shall deny the claim and issue to the claimant a copy of its order.

(B) The board may make a continuing order for monthly payments to a claimant for a period not exceeding three months from the date of the determination. The determination may be modified after issuance to reflect any changes in the claimant's eligibility. If no changes occur at the end of the three-month period, the director may provide for payment if the board certifies that the original certificate is continued for an additional three-month period.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 11, §1, eff. 3/23/2016.