840 CMR: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATION
840 CMR 10.00: STANDARD RULES FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT

10.09: Investigation of Facts; Denial of Certain Applications; Appeal

(1) The retirement board shall obtain any pertinent information known to exist without regard to the five year time periods stated in 840 CMR 10.06(1)(g)3., 5. and 6., including any record listed in 840 CMR 10.06(1)(g) relating to an application for ordinary or accidental disability retirement and shall conduct such investigation as may be necessary to determine the facts.

(2) At any stage of a proceeding on an ordinary or accidental disability retirement application the retirement board may terminate the proceeding and deny the application if it determines that the member cannot be retired as a matter of law.

(3) If the retirement board decides to deny an application under 840 CMR 10.09, notice of the decision, basis for the board's decision, and right to appeal shall be sent to all parties as provided by 840 CMR 10.13(3).

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