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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 14. STATE TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM CASH BENEFIT PROGRAM [26000 - 28101]

  ( Heading of Part 14 amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 304, Sec. 32. )

CHAPTER 14. Distribution of Benefits [27300 - 27303.5]
  ( Chapter 14 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 592, Sec. 16. )

27300.
  

(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. Effective January 1, 1999.)

27301.
  

(a) The plan’s obligations under this part to a participant or beneficiary who elected to receive a benefit in the form of an annuity, cease upon distribution of the final monthly payment of the annuity.

(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 benefit 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 benefit under this part.

(d) Distribution under subdivision (b) or (c) 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 board, system, and plan from liability for payments under this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1048, Sec. 47. Effective January 1, 1999.)

27302.
  

If a benefit payable under this part cannot be distributed because, after a good faith effort, the participant or beneficiary cannot be located, the balances in the participant’s employee account and employer account shall be forfeited by the participant or beneficiary, but if the participant or beneficiary thereafter submits a valid claim to the system the employee and employer accounts shall be reinstated and shall be credited with all applicable interest at the minimum interest rate and additional earnings credit amounts attributable to the period during which the forfeiture was in effect.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 965, Sec. 305. Effective January 1, 1999.)

27303.
  

Any overpayment to a participant or beneficiary under this part shall be deducted from any subsequent benefit payment that may be payable under the plan, except as provided in Section 27303.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 207, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 2011.)

27303.5.
  

If an employer reports erroneous information, the system shall calculate the actuarial present value of the expected payments from the participant or beneficiary pursuant to Sections 22008 and 24617. The employer shall pay the difference between the total amount of the overpayment and the calculation of the actuarial present value of expected payments.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 207, Sec. 28. Effective January 1, 2011.)

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