2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:66-38.1 - Limitation on death benefits

18A:66-38.1. Limitation on death benefits

a. Any person entitled to become a member of the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund shall not be allowed any of the death benefits established by sections 18A:66-36, 18A:66-37, 18A:66-38, 18A:66-41, 18A:66-42, 18A:66-44 and 18A:66-46e. If on the date he files an application for membership he is 60 or more years of age or if he makes application for membership beyond the year after he first became eligible for membership, regardless of age, unless the member furnishes satisfactory evidence of insurability and on the effective date of his membership is actively at work and performing all his regular duties at his customary place of employment.

The effective date of coverage for such death benefits shall be the first day of the month which immediately follows the date when such evidence is determined to be satisfactory.

b. Such evidence of insurability will not be required of any person becoming a member of the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund upon transfer from another State-administered retirement system if such system provided death benefits of a similar nature and the transferring member was covered by such benefits at the time of the transfer. If such transferring member was not covered by such benefits at the time of the transfer, he may be allowed the death benefits of the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund subject to the provisions of subsection a. of this section; provided, however, that any such member must furnish satisfactory evidence of insurability under the provisions of subsection a. of this section if he had been unable or failed to give such evidence as a member of the system from which he transferred.

c. Any person who must furnish satisfactory evidence of insurability under the provisions of this section and who ceases to be a member of the retirement system without such evidence having been given shall continue to be subject to the same requirement if he subsequently becomes a member.

L.1971, c. 121, s. 38, eff. April 29, 1971.

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