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Firefighters New Benefits

Firefighters New Benefits

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Board bill outlining the new benefit levels for firefighters.
Board bill outlining the new benefit levels for firefighters.

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Published by: St. Louis Public Radio on Feb 09, 2012
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Disability Benefits – General. The disability income provisions of subsections

(B) through (G) of this Section apply to Participants who incur a Termination of Employment on

account of disability after May 31, 2012. Contingent upon and effective upon the consummation

of the merger of assets of the Prior Plan into the Trust Fund, disability benefits being paid to

Participants in the Prior Plan as of May 31, 2012 shall continue to be paid in accordance with the

provisions of the Prior Plan, including the cost of living adjustment provisions of the Prior Plan.

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Disability – Line of Duty.

(1)

A Participant who incurs a Termination of Employment because of a Total and

Permanent Disability resulting from bodily injury incurred while engaged in the

actual performance of duty as a firefighter in response to an emergency call either

of which renders the Participant totally and permanently unable to engage in any

Date: February 10, 2012
Page: 20 of 51
Board Bill No. 271

Sponsored by: Alderman Craig Schmid

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gainful employment in any occupation, shall be entitled to receive a monthly

disability income equal to seventy-five percent of his Average Final

Compensation, while so disabled. A disability that is caused by lung disease is

presumed to have been incurred while engaged in the actual performance of duty

as a firefighter in response to an emergency call, unless rebutted by evidence such

as habitual smoking.

(2)

A Participant who incurs a Termination of Employment because of a Total and

Permanent Disability resulting from bodily injury incurred while engaged in the

actual performance of duty as a firefighter in response to an emergency call, or

resulting from lung disease, either of which renders the Participant totally and

permanently unable to continue his employment as a firefighter, but not other

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