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A member who retires on account of disability as provided in § 39.240 shall receive a disability retirement allowance computed according to § 39.230 if he or she is a general member, or according to § 39.231 if he or she is a police officer member. His or her retirement allowance shall be as of the date ofhis or her disability, but not more than six months before the date his or her application for disability retirement is filed with the board, nor prior to the date his or her name last appeared on a city payroll with pay. Upon his or her retirement he or she shall have the right to elect to receive his or her retirement allowance under an option provided in § 39.236 in lieu of a straight life retirement allowance. His or her disability retirement allowance shall be subject to §§ 39.242, 39.243 and 39.244.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 2.524; 1992 Code, § 35-36)