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Chapter 14. Distribution of Benefits. Obligation case on payment of lump-sum   

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(a) The plan's obligations under this part to a participant or beneficiary who has applied for a benefit cease upon distribution of the lump-sum benefit.

(b) Deposit in the United States mail of a warrant drawn as directed by the participant or beneficiary and addressed as directed by the participant or beneficiary constitutes distribution of the benefits under this part.

(c) Deposit in the United States mail of a notice that the requested electronic funds transfer has been made as directed by the participant or beneficiary constitutes distribution of the benefits under this part.

(d) If the participant or beneficiary has elected to transfer all or a specified portion of the lump-sum benefit that is eligible for direct trustee-to-trustee transfer to the trustee of an eligible retirement plan within the meaning of Section 401 (a)(31) of Title 26 of the United States Code, deposit in the United States mail of a notice that the requested transfer has been made constitutes distribution of the benefits under this part.

(e) Distribution under subdivision (b), (c), or (d) pursuant to the board's determination in good faith of the existence, identity, or other facts relating to entitlement of persons constitutes a complete discharge and release of the plan from liability for that payment under this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 965, Sec. 304.)