28 CFR 32.25 - Prerequisite certification.
(a) Except as provided in the Act, at 42 U.S.C. 3796c-1 or Public Law 107-37, and unless, for good cause shown, the Director grants a waiver, no claim shall be approved unless the following (which shall be necessary, but not sufficient, for such approval) are filed with the PSOB Office:
(1) Subject to paragraph (b) of this section, a certification from the public agency in which the public safety officer served (as of the injury date) that he was permanently and totally disabled as a direct result of a line of duty injury, and either -
(i) That he has received (or legally is entitled to receive) the maximum disability benefits (including workers' compensation) legally payable by the agency with respect to disabled public safety officers of his kind, rank, and tenure; or
(ii) Subject to paragraph (c) of this section, that the agency is not legally authorized to pay -
(B) Any benefits described in paragraph (a)(1)(i) of this section, to public safety officers of the kind, rank, and tenure described in such paragraph; and
(2) A copy of -
(i) Each State, local, and federal income tax return filed by or on behalf of the public safety officer from the year before the injury date to the date of determination by the PSOB determining official; and
(ii) Any rulings made by any public agency that relate to the claimed disability.
(b) The provisions of paragraph (a)(1) of this section shall also apply with respect to every public agency that legally is authorized to pay disability benefits with respect to the agency described in that paragraph.
(1) Lists every public agency (other than BJA) that legally is authorized to pay disability benefits with respect to the certifying agency; or
(2) States that no public agency (other than BJA) legally is authorized to pay disability benefits with respect to the certifying agency.