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353B.13 OTHER BENEFIT COVERAGE.

(a) A person who is a former member of the Austin Firefighters Relief Association who receives a service pension or a disability pension from the relief association and who is under age 65 or who is not yet eligible for the receipt of federal Medicare benefits, whichever occurs first, and the person's spouse, if the spouse would be eligible for a surviving spouse benefit upon the death of the pension recipient, is entitled to receive a health or medical insurance premium benefit in an amount equal to the amount that the city of Austin would pay under the applicable collective bargaining agreement for medical or health insurance coverage for a firefighter who is employed by the city, who has a spouse and who has no other dependents, payable monthly, in addition to any other pension amount received by the eligible pension recipient, and not subject to any postretirement adjustments applicable to service pensions or disability pensions.

(b) A person who is a former member of the New Ulm Police Relief Association, who retired from the New Ulm police department after October 15, 1985, and who is receiving a service pension after the effective date of consolidation as provided in section 353A.06, shall be entitled to receive a supplemental benefit of $80 per month for each month following the date of retirement until the last day of the month in which the person attains the age of 65 years.

(c) The payment of the premiums for medical and dental insurance coverage and the payment of a lump-sum amount at retirement for former members of the St. Cloud Fire Department Relief Association and the payment of the premiums for medical insurance coverage and the payment of a lump-sum amount at retirement for former members of the St. Cloud Police Relief Association as provided for in the governing benefit plan documents shall be considered to be special benefit coverage governed by section 353A.08, subdivision 6.

(d) A person who is a former member of the St. Paul Fire Department Relief Association who is unable to perform normally assigned fire department service due to a medically determinable physical or mental illness or injury and who is removed from the fire department payroll, upon application, until recovery, or for a period of 90 days or for a period of 150 days upon a showing of need and a medical report indicating a reasonable prognosis for recovery due to the extended period, whichever occurs first, shall be entitled to a sick relief benefit for each day of that inability, payable monthly, in an amount of 1.5625 percent of the salary base per day.