Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

423A.14 OFFSETS FROM DISABILITY BENEFITS.

Subdivision 1.Occurrence of offsets.

If a police officer or firefighter, whichever is applicable, who is a member of a local police or salaried firefighters' relief association becomes disabled and is entitled to receive a disability benefit from the relief association and the disabled person is also entitled to receive benefits pursuant to the workers' compensation law by virtue of that disability, and the total of the disability benefit and the workers' compensation benefits exceeds the salary which the disabled person received as of the date of the disability or the salary currently payable to the same employment position or an employment position which is substantially similar to the employment position which the person held as of the date of the disability, whichever is greater, then the disability benefit of that person which is otherwise payable shall be reduced to that amount which, when added to the workers' compensation benefits, after deducting any amounts payable as attorney fees, medical benefits or rehabilitation benefits, does not exceed the salary which the person received as of the date of the disability or the salary currently payable to the same employment position or an employment position which is substantially similar to the employment position which the person held as of the date of the disability, whichever is greater.

Subd. 2.Limitation.

In no event shall the reduced disability benefit payable pursuant to the requirements of subdivision 1 exceed the amount of the disability benefit otherwise payable by the relief association without reference to subdivision 1 pursuant to the applicable statutes, special laws, articles of incorporation and bylaws.

Subd. 3.No offset for recomputed disability benefit.

No offset pursuant to this section shall be required after a disability benefit is recomputed as a service pension pursuant to section 423A.11.

Subd. 4.Reporting requirement.

Monthly, each city in which a local police or salaried firefighters relief association is located shall notify the secretary of the relief association of the amounts payable to disabled police officers or firefighters, whichever is applicable, during the month pursuant to the workers' compensation law.

Subd. 5.Offset inapplicable in certain instances.

If any reduction of benefits payable pursuant to the workers' compensation law by virtue of the receipt of a disability benefit from a local police or salaried firefighters relief association is required pursuant to legislation enacted by the 1982 regular session or by a subsequent regular or special session, the provisions of this section shall not be applicable to any disability benefit recipient or any local police or salaried firefighters relief association.

History:

1982 c 610 s 6