SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or rule to the contrary, the Middlesex retirement board shall increase the accidental disability retirement allowance payable to Scott Holt, a retired fire fighter of the Town of Littleton, who, as a result of injuries sustained by him while in the performance of his duties, is totally and permanently disabled from further service as a fire fighter. Fire Fighter Scott Holt shall be granted through this Special Act accidental disability retirement benefits without the need for further application or any examination or reexamination(s) by a medical panel pursuant to section 8 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other applicable law or regulation. The annual amount of accidental disability retirement allowance payable to Scott Holt shall be fixed at an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which he would have received had he continued in service as a fire fighter in the Town of Littleton at the rank and grade held by him at the time of his retirement, which will be the effective date of this Act, and the annual amount of accidental disability retirement he would receive under Option A of the retirement allowances provided for in section 12 of chapter 32 of the General Laws regardless of which retirement allowance option he chooses under section 12. This increased accidental disability retirement allowance shall end on April 3, 2033, when he turns sixty-five (65) years old, at which time his accidental disability retirement allowance shall revert to an amount equal to what he would be eligible to receive under section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws. If the death of Scott Holt occurs prior to April 3, 2033, his surviving spouse will continue to receive the increased accidental disability retirement allowance until April 3, 2033, at which time she would be eligible to receive the retirement allowance amount provided for a surviving spouse pursuant to the provisions of chapter 32 of the General Laws. The accidental disability retirement allowance shall not be subject to sections 91 and 91A of chapter 32 of the General Laws and the limitations set forth therein.
SECTION 2: The Town agrees to annually reimburse Scott Holt for the remainder of his life for his own Out of Pocket Medical and Drug costs up to a maximum annual amount of $6,450, adjusted for any applicable increases to the maximum annual amount that are provided for by the Town’s health insurance plans.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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