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  86.1240.  Pensions of spouses of deceased members — surviving spouse to be appointed as consultant to board, when. — 1.  Upon receipt of the proper proofs of death of a member in service for any reason whatsoever, there shall be paid to such member's surviving spouse, if any, in addition to all other benefits but subject to subsection 6 of this section, a base pension equal to forty percent of the final compensation of such member, subject to adjustments, if any, as provided in section 86.1220.

  2.  (1)  Upon receipt of the proper proofs of death of a Tier I member who was retired or terminated service after August 28, 1999, and died after having become entitled to benefits from this retirement system, there shall be paid to such member's surviving spouse, if any, in addition to all other benefits but subject to subsection 6 of this section, a base pension equal to eighty percent of the pension being received by such member, including cost-of-living adjustments to such pension but excluding supplemental retirement benefits, at the time of such member's death, subject to subsequent adjustments, if any, as provided in section 86.1220.  The pension provided by this subdivision shall terminate upon remarriage by the surviving spouse prior to August 28, 2000.

  (2)  (a)  Upon receipt of the proper proof of death of a Tier I member who retired or terminated service on or before August 28, 1999, and who died after August 28, 1999, and after having become entitled to benefits from this retirement system, such member's surviving spouse, if any, shall be entitled to a base pension equal to forty percent of the final compensation of such member.

  (b)  Such a surviving spouse shall, upon application to the retirement board, be appointed by the retirement board as a consultant and be compensated in an amount equal to the benefits such spouse would receive under subdivision (1) of this subsection if the member had retired or terminated service after August 28, 1999.

  (c)  The benefits provided by this subdivision shall terminate upon remarriage by the surviving spouse prior to August 28, 2000.

  (3)  Upon receipt of the proper proof of death of a Tier II member after retirement who has not elected the optional annuity permitted under subdivision (1) of subsection 2 of section 86.1151, such member's surviving spouse, shall be entitled to a base pension payable for life equaling fifty percent of the member's base pension.

  3.  In the case of any member who, prior to August 28, 2000, died in service or retired, the surviving spouse who would qualify for benefits under subsection 1 or 2 of this section but for remarriage, and who has not remarried prior to August 28, 2000, but remarries thereafter, shall upon application be appointed by the retirement board as a consultant.  For services as such consultant, such surviving spouse shall be compensated in an amount equal to the benefits such spouse would have received under sections 86.900 to 86.1280 in the absence of such remarriage.

  4.  Upon the death of any member who is in service after August 28, 2000, and who either had at least twenty-five years of creditable service or was retired or died as a result of an injury or illness occurring in the line of duty or course of employment under section 86.1180, the surviving spouse's benefit provided under this section, without including any supplemental retirement benefits paid such surviving spouse by this retirement system, shall be six hundred dollars per month.  For any member who died, retired or terminated service on or before August 28, 2000, and who either had at least twenty-five years of creditable service or was retired or died as a result of an injury or illness occurring in the line of duty or course of employment under section 86.1180, the surviving spouse shall upon application to the retirement board be appointed by the retirement board as a consultant.  For services as such consultant, the surviving spouse shall, beginning the later of August 28, 2000, or the time the appointment is made under this subsection, be compensated in an amount which without including supplemental retirement benefits provided by this system shall be six hundred dollars monthly.  A pension benefit under this subsection shall be paid in lieu of any base pension as increased by cost-of-living adjustments granted under section 86.1220.  The benefit under this subsection shall not be subject to cost-of-living adjustments, but shall be terminated and replaced by the base pension and cost-of-living adjustments to which such spouse would otherwise be entitled at such time as the total base pension and such adjustments exceed six hundred dollars monthly.

  5.  A surviving spouse who is entitled to benefits under the provisions of subsection 1 of this section as a result of the death on or before August 28, 2009, of a member in service who is receiving benefits under sections 86.900 to 86.1280 and who does not qualify under the provisions of subsection 4 of this section shall, upon application to the retirement board, be appointed as a consultant, and for such services such surviving spouse shall be compensated in an amount which, without including any supplemental retirement benefits provided by sections 86.900 to 86.1280, shall be six hundred dollars monthly.  A pension benefit under this subsection shall be paid in lieu of any base pension as increased by cost-of-living adjustments granted under section 86.1220.  The benefit under this subsection shall not be subject to cost-of-living adjustments, but shall be terminated and replaced by the base pension and cost-of-living adjustments to which such surviving spouse would otherwise be entitled at such time as the total base pension and such adjustments exceed six hundred dollars monthly.  As used in this subsection, "surviving spouse" shall not include any children of the member who would be entitled to receive part or all of the pension that would be received by a surviving spouse, if living.

  6.  Any beneficiary of benefits under sections 86.900 to 86.1280 who becomes the surviving spouse of more than one member shall be paid all benefits due a surviving spouse of that member whose entitlements produce the largest surviving spouse benefits for such beneficiary but shall not be paid surviving spouse benefits as the surviving spouse of more than one member.

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(L. 2005 H.B. 323, A.L. 2009 H.B. 397 & H.B. 947, A.L. 2011 H.B. 183 merged with H.B. 282, A.L. 2013 H.B. 116 merged with H.B. 418)


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