Contributory service needed to receive benefits
under the South Dakota Retirement System.
That subdivision (73) of
be amended to read as follows:
A contributing member who becomes disabled and who has rendered at least three
since the member's most recent entry into active status and
prior to becoming disabled or was disabled by accidental means while performing
is eligible for a disability allowance
disability is expected
to be of long, continued, and indefinite duration of at least one year. In order to be eligible for a
disability allowance, a member shall be disabled on the date the contributory service ends. Any
member who fails to file with the administrator an application for disability benefits within three
years of the date on which the member's contributory service ends, forfeits all rights to disability
For purposes of this section, a transfer within a participating unit, or a change in
employment from one participating unit to another participating unit if there is no break in
contributory service, does not constitute a new entry into active status.