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Title VIII PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, BONDS AND RECORDS

Chapter 104

Effective - 28 Aug 2018, 3 histories bottom

  104.1054.  Benefits are obligations of the state — benefits not subject to execution, garnishment, attachment, writ of sequestration — benefits unassignable — reversion of benefits, when — refund received, when. — 1.  The benefits provided to each member and each member's spouse, beneficiary, or former spouse under the year 2000 plan are hereby made obligations of the state of Missouri and are an incident of every member's continued employment with the state.  No alteration, amendment, or repeal of the year 2000 plan shall affect the then-existing rights of members, or their spouses, beneficiaries or former spouses, but shall be effective only as to rights which would otherwise accrue hereunder as a result of services rendered by a member after such alteration, amendment, or repeal.

  2.  Except as otherwise provided in section 104.1051, any annuity, benefit, funds, property, or rights created by, or accruing or paid to, any person covered under the year 2000 plan shall not be subject to execution, garnishment, attachment, writ of sequestration, or any other process or claim whatsoever, and shall be unassignable, except with regard to the collection of child support and maintenance, and except that a beneficiary may assign life insurance proceeds.  Any retiree may request the executive director, in writing, to withhold and pay on his behalf to the proper person, from each of his monthly annuity payments, if the payment is large enough, the contribution due from the retiree to any group providing state-sponsored life or medical insurance and to the Missouri state employees charitable campaign.

  3.  The executive director shall, when requested in writing by a retiree, withhold and pay over the funds authorized in subsection 2 of this section until such time as the request to do so is revoked by the death or written revocation of the retiree.

  4.  In the event any amount is due a deceased member, survivor, or beneficiary who dies after September 1, 2002, and the member's, survivor's, or beneficiary's financial institution is unable to accept the final payments due to the member, survivor, or beneficiary, such amount shall be paid to the person or entity designated in writing as beneficiary to receive such amount by such member, survivor, or beneficiary.  The member, survivor, or beneficiary may designate in writing a beneficiary to receive any final payment due after the death of a member, survivor, or beneficiary pursuant to this chapter.  If no living person or entity so designated as beneficiary exists at the time of death, such amount shall be paid to the surviving spouse married to the deceased member, survivor, or beneficiary at the time of death.  If no surviving spouse exists, such amount shall be paid to the surviving children of such member, survivor, or beneficiary in equal parts.  If no surviving children exist, such amount shall be paid to the surviving parents of such member, survivor, or beneficiary in equal parts.  If no surviving parents exist, such amount shall be paid to the surviving brothers or sisters of such member, survivor, or beneficiary in equal parts.  If no surviving brothers or sisters exist, payment may be made as otherwise permitted by law.  Notwithstanding this subsection, any amount due to a deceased member as payment of all or part of a lump sum pursuant to subsection 6 of section 104.1024 shall be paid to the member's surviving spouse married to the member at the time of death, and otherwise payment may be made as provided in this subsection.  In the event any amount that is due to a person from either system remains unclaimed for a period of four years or more, such amount shall automatically revert to the credit of the fund of the member's system.  If an application is made for such amount after such reversion, the board shall pay such amount to the person from the board's fund, except that no interest shall be paid on such amounts after the date of the reversion to the fund.

  5.  All annuities payable pursuant to the year 2000 plan shall be determined based upon the law in effect on the last date of termination of employment.

  6.  The beneficiary of any member who purchased creditable service shall receive a refund upon the member's death equal to the amount of any purchase less any retirement benefits received by the member unless an annuity is payable to a survivor or beneficiary as a result of the member's death.  In such event, the beneficiary of the survivor or beneficiary who received the annuity shall receive a refund upon the survivor's or beneficiary's death equal to the amount of the member's purchase of services less any annuity amounts received by the member and the survivor or beneficiary.

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(L. 1999 S.B. 308 & 314, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1455, A.L. 2009 H.B. 210, A.L. 2013 H.B. 233, A.L. 2018 S.B. 975 & 1024 Revision)


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