Those members subject to this chapter who became disabled in the line of duty and
who received or are receiving benefits under Title 51 RCW or a similar federal workers' compensation program shall receive or continue to receive
service credit subject to the following:
(1) No member may receive more than one month's service credit in a calendar month.
(2) No service credit under this section may be allowed after a member separates or
is separated without leave of absence.
(3) Employer contributions shall be paid by the employer at the rate in effect for
the period of the service credited.
(4) Employee contributions shall be collected by the employer and paid to the department
at the rate in effect for the period of service credited.
(5) Contributions shall be based on the regular compensation which the member would
have received had the disability not occurred. If contribution payments are made retroactively, interest shall be charged at the
rate set by the director on both employee and employer contributions. Service credit shall not be granted until the employee contribution has been paid.
(6) The service and compensation credit shall not be granted for a period to exceed
twenty-four consecutive months.
(7) Should the legislature revoke the service credit authorized under this section
or repeal this section, no affected employee is entitled to receive the credit as
a matter of contractual right.
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