Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 59.88
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Population: means that shown by the most recent regular or special federal census. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) In this section, “county” means any county having a population of 750,000 or more.
(2) If an employee retirement system of a county offers a duty disability benefit, the employee retirement system may only provide the duty disability benefit for a mental injury if all of the following apply:
(a) The mental injury resulted from a situation of greater dimensions than the day-to-day mental stresses and tensions and post-traumatic stress that all similarly situated employees must experience as part of the employment.
(b) The employer certifies that the mental injury is a duty-related injury.
(3) If an employee retirement system of a county determines that an applicant is not eligible for duty disability benefits for a mental injury, the applicant may appeal the employee retirement system’s determination to the department of workforce development. In hearing an appeal under this subsection, the department of workforce development shall follow the procedures under ss. 102.16 to 102.26.
(4) This section applies to participants in an employee retirement system of a county who first apply for duty disability benefits for a mental injury on or after July 14, 2015.