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Title VIII PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, BONDS AND RECORDS

Chapter 104

Effective - 28 Aug 2020, 2 histories bottom

  104.090.  Normal annuity of retired member — additional allowance to patrolmen, qualifications — survivorship options — option selected prior to retirement, death of spouse, effect — spouse as beneficiary, effect — dissolution of marriage, cancellation of election, when. — 1.  The normal annuity of a member shall equal one and six-tenths percent of the average compensation of the member multiplied by the number of years of creditable service of such member.  In addition, the normal annuity of a uniformed member of the patrol shall be increased by thirty-three and one-third percent.

  2.  In addition, a uniformed member of the highway patrol who is retiring with a normal annuity after attaining normal retirement age shall receive an additional sum of ninety dollars per month as a contribution by the system until such member attains the age of sixty-five years, when such contribution shall cease.  To qualify for the contribution provided in this subsection by the system, the retired uniformed member of the highway patrol is made, constituted, appointed and employed by the board as a special consultant on the problems of retirement, aging and other state matters.  Such additional contribution shall be reduced each month by such amount earned by the retired uniformed member of the highway patrol in gainful employment.  In order to qualify for the additional contribution provided in this subsection, the retired uniformed member of the highway patrol shall have been:

  (1)  Hired by the Missouri state highway patrol prior to January 1, 1995; and

  (2)  Employed by the Missouri state highway patrol or receiving long-term disability or work-related disability benefits on the day before the effective date of the member's retirement.

  3.  In lieu of the annuity payable to the member pursuant to section 104.100, a member whose age at retirement is forty-eight or more may elect in the member's application for retirement to receive one of the following:

Option 1.

An actuarial reduction approved by the board of the member's annuity in reduced monthly payments for life during retirement with the provision that upon the member's death the reduced annuity at date of death shall be continued throughout the life of, and be paid to, the member's spouse; or

Option 2.

The member's normal annuity in regular monthly payments for life during retirement with the provision that upon the member's death a survivor's benefit equal to one-half the member's normal annuity at date of death shall be paid to the member's spouse in regular monthly payments for life; or

Option 3.

An actuarial reduction approved by the board of the member's normal annuity in reduced monthly payments for the member's life with the provision that if the member dies prior to the member's having received one hundred twenty monthly payments of the member's reduced annuity, the member's reduced allowance to which the member would have been entitled had the member lived shall be paid for the remainder of the one hundred twenty-month period to such beneficiary as the member shall have nominated by written designation duly executed and filed with the board.  If there is no beneficiary surviving the retiree, the reserve for such allowance for the remainder of such one hundred twenty-month period shall be paid to the retiree's estate; or

Option 4.

An actuarial reduction approved by the board of the member's normal annuity in reduced monthly payments for the member's life with the provision that if the member dies prior to the member having received sixty monthly payments of the member's reduced annuity, the member's reduced allowance to which the member would have been entitled had the member lived shall be paid for the remainder of the sixty-month period to such beneficiary as the member shall have nominated by written designation duly executed and filed with the board.  If there is no beneficiary surviving the retiree, the reserve for such allowance for the remainder of such sixty-month period shall be paid to the retiree's estate.

  4.  The election may be made only in the application for retirement, and such application shall be filed at least thirty days but not more than ninety days prior to the date on which the retirement of the member is to be effective, provided that if either the member or the spouse nominated to receive the survivorship payment dies before the effective date of retirement, the election shall not be effective.  If after the reduced annuity commences, the spouse predeceases the retired member, the reduced annuity continues to the retired member during the member's lifetime.

  5.  Effective July 1, 2000, a member may make an election under option 1 or 2 after the date retirement benefits are initiated if the member makes the election within one year from the date of marriage or July 1, 2000, whichever is later, under any of the following circumstances:

  (1)  The member elected to receive a normal annuity and was not eligible to elect option 1 or 2 on the date retirement benefits were initiated; or

  (2)  The member's annuity reverted to a normal annuity pursuant to subsection 7 of this section or subsection 7 or 8 of section 104.103 and the member remarried; or

  (3)  The member elected option 1 or 2 but the member's spouse at the time of retirement has died and the member has remarried.

  6.  Any person who terminates employment or retires prior to July 1, 2000, shall be made, constituted, appointed and employed by the board as a special consultant on the problems of retirement, aging and other state matters, and for such services shall be eligible to elect to receive the benefits described in subsection 5 of this section.

  7.  For retirement applications filed on or after August 28, 2004, the beneficiary for either option 1 or option 2 of subsection 3 of this section shall be the member's spouse at the time of retirement.  If the member's marriage ends after retirement as a result of a dissolution of marriage, such dissolution shall not affect the option election and the former spouse shall continue to be eligible to receive survivor benefits upon death of the member, except a member may cancel his or her election if:

  (1)  The dissolution of marriage of the member and former spouse occurred on or after January 1, 2021, and the dissolution decree provides for sole retention by the member of all rights in the annuity and provides that the former spouse shall not be entitled to any survivor benefits pursuant to this chapter; or

  (2)  The dissolution of marriage of the member and former spouse occurred prior to January 1, 2021, and:

  (a)  The dissolution decree provided for the sole retention by the member of all rights in the annuity pursuant to this chapter, and the parties obtained an amended or modified dissolution decree after January 1, 2021, providing for immediate removal of the former spouse as the beneficiary entitled to survivor benefits to the satisfaction of the system; or

  (b)  The dissolution decree does not provide for the sole retention by the member of all rights in the annuity and the parties obtained an amended or modified dissolution decree after January 1, 2021, which provides for the sole retention by the member of all rights in the annuity and provides that the former spouse shall not be entitled to any survivor benefits pursuant to this chapter.

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Upon meeting the requirements of subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection, the monthly benefit payable for the lifetime of the member shall be the actuarial equivalent of the annuity payable pursuant to the provisions of option 1 or option 2 of subsection 3 of this section, as adjusted for early retirement if applicable.  In no event shall the monthly benefit payable for the lifetime of the member be greater than the amount that would have been payable to the member under subsection 7 or 8 of section 104.103, whichever is applicable, had the former spouse died on the date of the dissolution of marriage.  Any increase in the annuity amount pursuant to this subsection shall be prospective and effective the first of the month following the date of receipt by the system of a certified copy of the dissolution decree that meets the requirements of this subsection.

  8.  Any application for retirement shall only become effective on the first day of the month.

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(L. 1955 p. 718 § 18, A.L. 1961 p. 542, A.L. 1969 p. 174, A.L. 1972 S.B. 650, A.L. 1976 H.B. 1211, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1370, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1496, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1643 & 1399, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1149, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1541, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1808, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1440, A.L. 2013 H.B. 233, A.L. 2020 H.B. 1467 & H.B. 1934)


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