STATE POLICE RETIREMENT ACT OF 1986 (EXCERPT)
Act 182 of 1986
38.1625 Payment of retirement allowance to surviving spouse, children, mother, father, sisters, or brothers; payment to deceased member's estate; applicability of supplements to retirement allowances and minimum annual retirement allowance provisions; funeral expenses; maximum retirement allowance.
(1) A retirement allowance shall be paid to the surviving spouse of a member of the retirement system who while in the discharge of his or her duty is killed or receives injuries or contracts a disease or illness, by reason of his or her occupation, which results in his or her death. The retirement allowance shall be equal to 60% of the member's final average compensation. Upon the death of the surviving spouse, or if there is no surviving spouse at the time of the death of the member, the pension shall be paid to the children of the member under the age of 18 years, share and share alike. When each respective child attains the age of 18 years, payment to him or her shall cease and his or her share shall be prorated among the remaining children under 18 years of age. If there is a retirement allowance payable to a surviving spouse under this section, a retirement allowance of $100.00 per month shall be paid to each of the children under the age of 18 years, if any, of the deceased member, and all payments to the children shall continue until each respective child reaches the age of 18 years. If there is not a surviving spouse, nor children under the age of 18 years, then a retirement allowance equal to 60% of the member's final average compensation shall be paid to the mother or father, or both, of the member, if dependent on him or her for support, until the dependency ceases. If there is not a dependent mother or father, a retirement allowance of $100.00 per month shall be paid to each of the sisters or brothers, if there are any under 18 years of age dependent upon the member for support. If there are not any dependents, then there shall be paid to the deceased member's estate any residual accumulated contributions and interest made by him or her into the reserve for employee contributions, or $1,500.00, whichever is greater.
(2) The supplements to retirement allowances and minimum annual retirement allowance provisions of this act shall not apply to the special $100.00 per month allowance to children and the allowance to dependent parents and siblings.
(3) When an active or retired member is killed or dies from injuries, disease, or illness, contracted by reason of his or her occupation as a member of the department of state police, the retirement board shall provide a sum not to exceed $1,500.00 from the reserve for casualty experience for funeral expenses.
(4) The retirement allowance payable under this section, when added to the statutory worker's compensation benefits applicable in the case, shall not exceed the average annual salary paid to the member for the member's last 2 years of service with the department of state police prior to his or her death.
History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986
Am. 2000, Act 374, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2001
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