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  87.045.  Eligibility for and payment of a disability pension. — 1.  If any member of the fire department of any such city, village or incorporated town shall become and be found, upon an examination by a medical officer designated by the board of trustees, to be physically or mentally incapacitated for duty as the result of an accident occurring while in the actual performance of duty or exposure while in the actual performance of duty, and if the medical officer certifies that the member is mentally or physically incapacitated for further performance of duty and that such incapacity is likely to be permanent, and that the member should be retired, the board of trustees shall retire such disabled member from service in the fire department.  Upon such retirement the board of trustees shall order the payment to such disabled member, monthly, from the pension fund, a sum equal to fifty percent of the average monthly salary of said member during the twelve months immediately preceding the effective date of his retirement.

  2.  Upon application, any member of the fire department who has made regular and periodic payments into the pension fund for a period of five years or more shall be retired by the board of trustees, not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days next following the date of filing the application, on a disability pension, provided a medical officer designated by the board of trustees, after a medical examination of the member, shall certify that such member is mentally or physically incapacitated for the further performance of duty, that such incapacity is likely to be permanent, and that such member should be retired.  Upon such retirement the board of trustees shall order the payment to such disabled member, monthly, from the pension fund, a sum equal to twenty-five percent of the average monthly salary said member was receiving during the twelve months immediately preceding the effective date of his retirement.  In addition there shall also be paid a sum equal to five percent of the said average monthly salary the member was receiving at the time of his retirement for each unmarried dependent child under the age of eighteen, and each unmarried child, regardless of age, who is totally and permanently mentally or physically incapacitated from engaging in gainful employment sufficiently remunerative to support himself.  Such additional sum shall not be paid to or for more than three eligible children, and if there are more than three eligible children, then payments shall be made for the three youngest eligible children, and further provided that no benefits under this section shall be paid to or for any child or children over eighteen years of age who are totally and permanently mentally or physically incapacitated if such child is a patient or ward in a publicly supported institution, and no benefits shall be paid under this section to or for any child born or adopted after the effective date of the member's disability retirement.

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(RSMo 1939 § 9506, A.L. 1969 p. 157)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 8939; 1919 § 9040; 1909 § 9865


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