(a) Nonservice Connected Disability Pension. Any member of the Fire or Police Department who shall have served in such department for five years or more in the aggregate from the date of his last appointment to such department and who has become physically or mentally incapacitated by reason of injuries or sickness other than injuries received or sickness caused by the discharge of his duties in such department, and who is incapable as a result thereof from performing his duties, shall be retired upon written application of such person or of any person acting in his behalf or of the head of the department in which the member is employed.
(b) Board Investigation and Pension Amount. The Board shall cause the member to be examined by and a written report thereon rendered by three regularly licensed, practicing physicians selected by the Board, and shall hear such other evidence relating to such disability of such member as may be presented to the Board. If, upon considering the report of such physicians and such other evidence as shall have been presented to it, the Board finds that the member has become physically or mentally incapacitated by reason of the injuries or sickness other than injuries received or sickness caused by the discharge of the duties of the member in such department, and he is incapable as a result thereof of performing his duties, and if the Board finds that such disability was not due to or caused by the moral turpitude of the member, he shall be retired from further service in such department, and thereafter the member so retired shall, during his lifetime, be paid a pension in an amount equal to 40% of the highest salary (exclusive of any amount payable by reason of assignment to special duty) attached to the rank of policeman or fireman at the date of the retirement order. The pension shall be paid in equal monthly installments.
(c) Termination of Disability Pension. Any pension granted to any member of the Fire or Police Department for disability or sickness as provided in this section shall cease when the disability or sickness ceases, and such member shall, subject to civil service and other provisions of the Charter governing the appointment of City employees, have been restored to active duty in such department of which such person was a member at the time of disability retirement to the same rank or position he previously held. The Board of Pension Commissioners shall have the power to hear and determine all matters pertaining to the granting and termination of any pension award as provided for in this section.
(d) Applicability of Section. This section shall be applicable only where a member is not entitled to a disability pension under the provisions of Section 1310 relating to Service Connected Disability Pensions.