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Title 2 . Administration
Chapter 36 . Public Information
Section 240. Application for disability benefits

2 AAC 36.240. Application for disability benefits

(a) The administrator shall determine eligibility for disability benefits under AS 14.25. The administrator may require the member to provide additional information and to submit to an examination by one or more physicians of the administrator's choosing at the division's expense.

(b) A member may apply to the administrator for a determination of eligibility for disability benefits before employment is terminated. A determination by the administrator finding disability is void if the member fails to terminate employment within 30 days of the date of the determination.

(c) When a determination is made under this section before termination, notice of the determination will be mailed to the member's employer.

(d) A person who fails to file a notice of appeal within the time established by this section forfeits the right to appeal, unless the person demonstrates to the administrator that there are extraordinary circumstances that prevented the person from meeting the deadline. Extraordinary circumstances may include being adjudged as incompetent or confined to a hospital, but do not include lack of information or mere neglect.

History: Eff. 3/30/84, Register 93; am 1/7/2001, Register 159

Authority: AS 14.25.022

AS 14.25.035

AS 14.25.130

AS 14.25.220 (28)

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