A recipient of a disability benefit granted under this chapter on or after the effective date of this section shall apply for social security disability insurance benefit payments under 42 U.S.C. 423 if the recipient meets the requirements of divisions (a)(1)(A), (B), and (C) of that section. The application shall be made not later than ninety days after the recipient is granted a disability benefit under this chapter unless the school employees retirement board determines from the member's medical records that the member is physically or mentally unable to make the application. The recipient shall file a copy of the completed application and a copy of the social security administration's acknowledgement of receipt of the application with the school employees retirement system. The system shall accept the copy and acknowledgement as evidence of the member's application.
If a recipient fails without just cause to apply for social security disability insurance benefit payments or to file a copy of the application and acknowledgement of receipt with the system, the disability benefit under this chapter shall be suspended until application is made and a copy of the application and acknowledgement is filed with the system.
The member shall file with the system a copy of the social security administration's final action on the member's application for social security disability insurance benefit payments.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.146, SB 341, §1, eff. 1/7/2013.