2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 11:3010 — Survivors\'s benefits
§3010. Survivors's benefits
A. Upon receipt by the board of trustees of proper proof of the death of a member in active service who had at least three years of creditable service, an amount equal to twice his accumulated contributions, or two months' salary, whichever is the greater, plus the amount of one thousand dollars shall be paid to the designated beneficiary of the member; or, if there is no such designated beneficiary, then to the surviving spouse who is living with him at the time of his death; or if there is no such surviving spouse, then to his children. If there are none of the foregoing, then to the surviving mother and father or either of them; and in default of any of the above persons, then to the surviving brothers and sisters or other collateral heirs who are nearest of kin.
B. Any member who has completed fifteen or more years of creditable service and who dies prior to his retirement, and who leaves a surviving spouse who has been married to the member for not less than five years immediately preceding his death and who was living with him at the time of his death, shall be deemed to have automatically exercised Option 2 under R.S. 11:3007 for the benefit of his spouse, who shall be paid Option 2 settlement benefits; however, all such benefits shall cease if the spouse remarries. The method of calculating such retirement benefits shall be on the same basis as provided in R.S. 11:3007, as amended, except that the benefits so calculated shall cease when the spouse remarries. Should the spouse desire to receive in lieu of such Option 2 benefits a refund of twice the member's contributions with interest earnings thereon, or two months salary, whichever is greater, she may do so by specifying her choice in writing, properly notarized, to the board of trustees of the City of Alexandria Employees' Retirement System.
C. Any member who qualified for retirement under the provisions of R.S. 11:3007, who dies prior to his retirement and who leaves a widow, who is at least fifty years of age, and who has been married to the member for not less than five years immediately preceding his death and who was living with him at the time of his death, shall be deemed to have automatically exercised Option 2 under R.S. 11:3007 for the benefit of his widow based on the age of the widow and the husband at the date of his death.
Designated from Acts 1987, No. 783, §1 by Acts 1991, No. 74, §3, eff. June 25, 1991.
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