Must Recoveries be Sought From “Third Parties” That Cause Disability or Death to Public Employees?
Members or their beneficiaries who are entitled to accidental disability or accidental death pension benefits must exercise their rights to recover lost wages from such third parties. Amounts recovered on account of lost wages are offset against and therefore reduce pension benefits.
What Happens if a Member or Beneficiary Fails to Fully Prosecute Such Rights?
Boards shall prosecute such rights on a member’s behalf. If a member or a beneficiary fails to cooperate with the board in its prosecution, the board may, during the period of such failure, suspend the member’s or the beneficiary’s rights to further payment.