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Chapter 3.1. Procedures Concerning Payment   

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(a) A retirement allowance under this part begins to accrue on the effective date of the member's retirement and ceases on the earlier of the day of the member's death or the day on which the retirement allowance is terminated for a reason other than the member's death.

(b) A retirement allowance payable to an option beneficiary under this part begins to accrue on the day following the day of the retired member's death and ceases on the day of the option beneficiary's death.

(c) A disability allowance under this part begins to accrue on the effective date of the member's disability allowance and ceases on the earlier of the day of the member's death or the day on which the disability allowance is terminated for a reason other than the member's death.

(d) A family allowance under this part begins to accrue on the day following the day of the member's death and ceases on the day of the event that terminates eligibility for the allowance.

(e) A survivor benefit allowance payable to a surviving spouse under this part pursuant to Chapter 23 (commencing with Section 23850) begins to accrue on the day the member would have attained normal retirement age or on the day following the day of the member's death, as elected by the surviving spouse, and ceases on the day of the surviving spouse's death.

(f) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a child's portion of an allowance under this part begins to accrue on the effective date of that allowance and ceases on the earlier of either the termination of the child's eligibility or the termination of the allowance.

(2) A child's portion of a disability retirement allowance under Chapter 26 (commencing with Section 24100) ceases on the earlier of either:

(A) The termination date of the child's eligibility.

(B) The termination of the allowance for reasons other than death.

(g) Supplemental payments issued under this part pursuant to Sections 24412 and 24415 to retired members, disabled members, and beneficiaries shall begin to accrue pursuant to Sections 24412 and 24415 and shall cease to accrue as of the termination dates specified in subdivisions (a) to (f), inclusive, of this section.

(h) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part or other law, distributions payable under the plan with respect to the Defined Benefit Program and the Defined Benefit Supplement Program shall be made in accordance with applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and related regulations. The required beginning date of benefit payments that represent the entire interest of the member in the plan with respect to the Defined Benefit Program and the Defined Benefit Supplement Program shall be either:

(1) In the case of a refund of contributions, as described in Chapter 18 (commencing with Section 23100) of this part and distribution of an amount equal to the balance of credits in a member's Defined Benefit Supplement account, as described in Chapter 38 (commencing with Section 25000) of this part, not later than April 1 of the calendar year following the later of (A) the calendar year in which the member attains the age at which the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 requires a distribution of benefits or (B) the calendar year in which the member terminates employment within the meaning of subdivision (i).

(2) In the case of a retirement allowance, as defined in Section 22166, not later than April 1 of the calendar year following the later of (A) the calendar year in which the member attains the age at which the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 requires a distribution of benefits or (B) the calendar year in which the member terminates employment within the meaning of subdivision (i), to continue over the life of the member or the lives of the member and the member's option beneficiary, or over the life expectancy of the member or the life expectancy of the member and the member's option beneficiary.

(i) For purposes of subdivision (h), the phrase "terminates employment" means the later of:

(1) The date the member ceases to perform creditable service subject to coverage under this plan.

(2) The date the member ceases employment in a position subject to coverage under another public retirement system in this state if the compensation earnable while a member of the other system may be considered in the determination of final compensation pursuant to Section 22134 or 22134.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 755, Sec. 69.)