CHAPTER 63

RELATING TO DISABILITY PENSIONS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISABILITY PENSIONS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 5541, Title 29 of the Delaware Code is amended by striking out and repealing said section and by inserting and enacting in lieu thereof a new § 5541 to read as follows :

§ 5541. Eligibility

An employee who shall become disabled while in covered employment and after having served in covered employment for at least 15 years during the period that ends on the inception of such disability, so as to be prevented by such disability from performing his or her active duties, may be retired on a disability pension.

Section 2. § 5543, Title 29 of the Delaware Code is amended by striking out and repealing said section and by inserting and enacting in lieu thereof a new § 5543 to read as follows :

§ 5543. Period of disability not credit toward retirement pension

The period for which the disability pension shall have been paid shall not be credited to the employee and shall not be considered as time spent within covered employment in determining subsequent eligibility for retirement on pension under subchapter II of this chapter.

Approved April 29, 1955.