Sec. 23d. (1) A member who meets the service requirements of section 23(1)(a) but not the age requirements of section 23(1)(b), a member who does not meet the
requirements of section 23(10)(b), or a deferred vested member may receive a retirement allowance if the board has
received a certification by not less than 2 licensed physicians appointed by the board
stating that the member or deferred vested member is disabled from engaging in any
substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental
impairment that can be expected to result in death, or can be expected to last for
a continuous period of 12 months or more.
(2) A member or deferred vested member who is determined eligible to receive a retirement
allowance under subsection (1) shall receive the retirement allowance applicable to
that member or deferred vested member provided for in section 23(4), (5), or (6).
(3) A member who is currently receiving compensation as a legislator or lieutenant
governor shall not receive a retirement allowance under this section.
(4) The board may provide for the examination by 1 or more licensed physicians designated
by the board at least once a year of a person who is receiving a retirement allowance
under this section during the continuance of the disability. The board shall not provide for an examination after the member attains 55 years
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