(1) A person applying for
membership in the Fund shall file a completed application in the form
prescribed by the Board, together with proof of date of birth, and a
specified payment which shall be applied to dues payable for the
first month of membership in the event the application is
As noted in
the application, the applicant shall select a beneficiary. A
beneficiary is any person designated before or after the approval of
an application for retirement, by the applicant or member to receive
benefits which may continue to be payable upon the death of the
member. See also
(3) The applicant shall furnish
such additional information as may be requested by the Board or the
Upon receipt of a completed application and upon Board approval, a
letter of acceptance shall be mailed to the applicant and a copy to
the applicant's fire department. For the member's convenience, a copy
of the "Rules and Regulations" is available on the GFPF
acceptance to the Fund, new members shall be assigned a "Member
Identification Number" (Member ID) to be used in all correspondence
with the Pension Fund office and for access to member records in the
"Member's Area" of the website.
(6) Upon the determination by the
Executive Director that an applicant does not satisfy the objective
standards of the Fund relating to membership, the Executive Director
shall have authority to give notice to the applicant that the
application has been rejected.
(7) Incomplete applications
received by the Pension Fund shall be returned to the
in the Fund shall be deemed to have commenced on the date the Pension
Fund receives a completed application which includes the first months
dues payment. The Executive Director shall report such action to the
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 513-7-1-.05
entitled "Duty to Report Address Changes" adopted. F.
Dec. 23, 1985; eff.
Apr. 19, 1984, as
specified by the Agency.
Amended: F. Aug.
22, 1994; eff. Sept. 11, 1994.
Amended: F. Dec.
29, 1999; eff. Jan. 18, 2000.
Amended: F. Feb. 5,
2001; eff. Feb. 25, 2001.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Application for
Membership" adopted. F. Aug. 20,
2009; eff. Sept. 9, 2009.
Amended: F. Oct.
29, 2013; eff. Nov. 18, 2013.
Amended: F. Aug.
10, 2015; eff. Aug. 30, 2015.