3-12C-817Notice of approval of disability benefits--Commencement of benefits.

If the executive director determines that the member whose application was received pursuant to § 3-12C-816, meets the qualifications to receive disability benefits, a notice of the executive director's determination shall be sent by certified mail to the member's last known address. A member whose application for disability benefits is approved shall receive the benefits beginning with the month following the date on which the member's contributory service terminates. If any member fails to terminate contributory service within one year after receiving notice that the member's application has been approved, the member's application approval expires.

Source: SL 2014, ch 20, § 6; SL 2016, ch 31, § 39; SDCL § 3-12-206; SL 2019, ch 22, § 1.