Were you aware that awarding points for periods of line-of-duty disability is actually optional?
It is true, but not well known! This section of the statute is actually one of the point system categories. Since it is a point system category, it is technically optional - a sponsor does not have to include every category. Now, I don't recall a sponsor purposefully excluding this provision, but it could be done.
A sponsor should be aware though that it is optional, and that this category was added to the statute in 1993. Therefore, if your LOSAP was adopted prior to 1993 and you have never re-stated your point system, you may not have this category in your adopted point system. Check your point system and make sure it is included. If it isn't, check with your attorney about how to amend your point system.
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