MICHIGAN MILITARY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 150 of 1967
32.706 Adjutant general and assistant adjutants general; retirement benefits.
(1) Beginning January 1, 2011, except as otherwise provided in this section, the adjutant general and the assistant adjutants general who began employment on or after January 1, 2011 when relieved under honorable circumstances shall receive retirement benefits as a qualified participant under the state employees' retirement act, 1943 PA 240, MCL 38.1 to 38.69. Retirement benefits will start on the date of retirement or honorable relief from duty. Retirement under this subsection requires not less than 20 years active service with the national guard and/or state defense force.
(2) Beginning on the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection and subject to the limitation provided in subsection (5), the adjutant general and the assistant adjutants general when retired or relieved under honorable circumstances shall be placed on the retired list of the national guard. The adjutant general and the assistant adjutants general shall receive retirement pay equal to the retirement pay that an officer of like grade and total years of service would receive as indicated in appropriate federal regulations when they are retired or honorably relieved. Subject to subsection (3), retirement benefits will start on the date of retirement or honorable relief from duty.
(3) Retirement under subsection (2) requires all of the following:
(a) Not less than 20 years active service with the national guard or state defense force, or both.
(b) Not less than 4 consecutive years of special duty as an adjutant general or assistant adjutant general. However, the requirement for serving 4 consecutive years of service as an adjutant general or assistant adjutant general for retirement pay is waived if the service member is relieved due to a new governor assuming office.
(c) The service member is 55 years of age or older.
(4) Any retirement pay received from the federal government for military service shall be deducted when computing the amount to be received from this state for an adjutant general or assistant adjutant general who retires under subsection (2). The deduction shall start on the first day of the month the officer becomes eligible for federal retirement. Once established, the amount of the deduction shall not be changed. The retirement benefit will be paid according to the federal regulations commensurate with active duty years and traditional national guard service time. The full-time adjutant general's and assistant adjutants general's service will be credited at the equivalent of full-time active duty service, and part-time traditional services will be credited to the federal military points system, in a manner as determined by the retirement system.
(5) Only 1 adjutant general appointed by the governor under section 302 in any 4-year period is eligible for retirement under subsection (2). Only 2 assistant adjutants general in any 4-year period are eligible for retirement under subsection (2). However, if the adjutant general or an assistant adjutant general is mobilized pursuant to a federal mobilization and the governor appoints a replacement adjutant general under section 302 or the adjutant general appoints a replacement assistant adjutant general, the replacement adjutant general or replacement assistant adjutant general is eligible for retirement under subsection (2). If any change or error in the records results in any member, retirant, or beneficiary receiving from the retirement system more or less than he or she would have been entitled to receive if the records had been correct, the retirement system shall correct that error and, as far as practicable, shall adjust the payment in such a manner that the actuarial equivalent of the benefit to which that member, retirant, or beneficiary was correctly entitled shall be paid.
History: 1967, Act 150, Imd. Eff. June 30, 1967
Am. 2010, Act 255, Imd. Eff. Dec. 14, 2010
Am. 2013, Act 99, Imd. Eff. July 2, 2013
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