2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 43 - PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Chapter 13 - Filling vacancies in trustees of certain trust funds; resignation of trustees
Section 43:13-22.28 - Dependency of surviving spouse; no beneficiary; election between two pensions; workmen's compensation; persons convicted; payments; eligibility of wid

Section: 43:13-22.28: Dependency of surviving spouse; no beneficiary; election between two pensions; workmen's compensation; persons convicted; payments; eligibility of wid

The following provisions shall apply to all members of the retirement system;

(a) The commission shall determine the question of the dependency of the surviving widow or widower.

(b) When an employee member of the retirement system dies leaving no beneficiary set forth in section 24 of P.L.1954, c. 218 (C. 43:13-22.26) surviving, there shall be paid to his or her estate a sum equivalent to his or her contributions to the retirement system, without interest.

(c) Where a husband and wife are each receiving a pension as a retired employee from any retirement system supported wholly or in party by the city, except as otherwise herein provided, then upon the death of either the survivor shall elect to except one or the other of the two pensions, but in no case shall said survivor receive more than one pension at the same time. If the deceased was a member of the retirement system created hereby, the surviving widow or widower may continue to receive the pension being paid to him by reason of his membership in any other pension system or fund and in that event he shall be entitled to receive from the pension fund created hereby a sum equal to the total contributions paid into the pension fund by the said deceased husband or wife, as the case may be, without interest.

(d) Where any employee or other beneficiary is entitled to receive two pensions under the provisions of this act, such employee or other beneficiary shall elect to receive one or the other of the two pensions, and in no case shall receive more than one pension.

(e) The rights of any employee or beneficiary to receive compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act of New Jersey shall not be affected or impaired by any of the provisions of this act.

(f) Where the service of an employee is terminated by reason of conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, no pension under this act shall be paid to any such employee; provided, however, that no member of this retirement system who shall have served honorably as a city employee for a period of 25 years and shall have attained the age of 55 years, shall be deprived of his pension privileges because of any violation of the rules and regulations established for the government of such city employees not involving conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude as aforesaid.

(g) Where any pension or other benefit shall be payable from the retirement system herein provided to any retired employee or other beneficiary who is or shall be confined in a penal institution as a result of conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, the pension commission may pay such pension or any part of it or other benefit to the wife, husband, minor children, mother or father of the confined person, if it determines the same is necessary for their maintenance during such confinement.

(h) All payments of pension shall be made semimonthly, and payments of pensions, refunds or other benefits of this act shall be made without interest.

(i) The benefits of this act shall not extend to the widow or widower of any city employee or of any pensioner who shall remarry or shall have married such employee or pensioner after such employee or pensioner has retired or attained the age of 55 years, nor to any children of such marriage.

(j) Any member entitled to a pension, or receiving a pension, under the provisions of this act, who shall be appointed to or is serving in any position or office within the municipality from which he has or will retire, and will be entitled to a salary which is paid from public funds, shall not during such period of employment receive any payments or pension or other benefits under this act.

L.1954, c. 218, p. 821, s. 26. Amended by L.1970, c. 327, s. 1, eff. Dec. 29, 1970; L.1971, c. 378, s. 3, eff. Dec. 30, 1971; L.1975, c. 108, s. 5, eff. June 3, 1975; L.1979, c. 281, s. 13, eff. Jan. 8, 1980.

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