If a person receiving disability retirement benefits from KRS applies for
Social Security disability and/or workers’ compensation, the disability benefits
from KRS may be reduced if the combined income from KRS, Social Security, and
workers’ compensation exceeds 100% of member’s final rate of pay or final
compensation, whichever is greater.
A person receiving disability retirement benefits who contemplates
reemployment must provide KRS with a detailed job description of the intended
position, which must be completed by the employer. The medical examiners will
review the position description to determine if the person may accept the new
position and return to work and remain eligible to continue receipt of
disability benefits. If
a person receiving disability benefits fails to disclose to KRS any employment
after retirement, KRS may recover benefits paid to or on behalf of the person
during the period of employment. Individuals receiving disability
retirement benefits are also subject to the provisions of employment after
retirement discussed in the reemployment after retirement section.
Prior to the normal retirement date, KRS is required to perform periodic
employment and medical reviews of members receiving disability retirement
allowances. KRS may conduct these reviews annually, or less frequently as
determined by the Board’s medical examiner, but not less than once every five
years. As part of the review, the member may be required to submit updated
medical and employment records and a review form prescribed by the Board.
Medical records should include all information regarding the bodily injury,
mental illness, or disease for which the member is receiving a disability