2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 40. Public employee trust fund.
40.25 Lump sum payments.
40.2540.25 Lump sum payments.
40.25(1)(a)(a) If all other requirements for payment of a retirement annuity are met and if the retirement annuity in the normal form which could be provided under s. 40.23 is equal to or less than $100 monthly for a benefit with an effective date that is on or after April 23, 1994, but before the end of the calendar year of 1993 or, for a benefit with an effective date in a subsequent calendar year, the monthly amount applied under this paragraph for the previous calendar year increased by the salary index and ignoring fractions of the dollar, the then present value, including additional contributions, of the annuity shall be paid in a single sum instead of as an annuity. The additional contribution accumulations shall not be included in determining whether a single sum should be paid if the optional form provided by s. 40.24 (1) (f) or a lump sum under sub. (4) is selected.
40.25(1)(b)(b) If all other requirements for payment of a retirement annuity are met and if the retirement annuity in the normal form which could be provided under s. 40.23 from all available accumulations and credits, other than accumulations from additional contributions, is more than $100 and less than $200 monthly for a benefit with an effective date that is on or after April 23, 1994, but before the end of the calendar year of 1993 or, for a benefit with an effective date in a subsequent calendar year, the monthly amounts applied under this paragraph for the previous calendar year increased by the salary index and ignoring fractions of the dollar, then any participant may elect to receive, in lieu of the annuity, the then present value, including additional contributions, of the annuity in a single sum.
40.25(2)(2) Subject to sub. (2t), if all requirements for payment of a retirement annuity are met except attainment of age 55 or age 50 for protective occupation participants, a separation benefit may be paid, if the participant's written application for a separation benefit is received by the department prior to the participant's 55th birthday or 50th birthday for protective occupation participants, in an amount equal to the additional and employee required contribution accumulations of the participant on the date the application for a separation benefit is approved.
40.25(2t)(2t) A protective occupation participant who is covered by the presumption under s. 891.455 and who applied for a duty disability benefit under s. 40.65 on or after May 12, 1998, may not be paid a separation benefit under sub. (2) during the period in which he or she is receiving the duty disability benefit.
40.25(3)(3) Upon administrative approval of payment of an amount under either sub. (1) or (2), the participant's account shall be closed and there shall be no further right, interest or claim on the part of the former participant to any benefit from the Wisconsin retirement system except as provided by sub. (5) and s. 40.285 (2) (a). Any former participant who is subsequently employed by any participating employer shall be treated as a new participating employee for all purposes of this chapter. New accumulations of contributions and credits and the computation of any future benefits shall bear no relationship to any accumulations and credits paid as single sums under sub. (1) or (2).
40.25(3m)(3m) A participant's application for a lump sum payment under sub. (1) (b) or (2), filed after May 7, 1994, shall be signed by both the participant and the participant's spouse or domestic partner, if the participant has been married to that spouse, or in a domestic partnership with that domestic partner, for at least one year immediately preceding the date the application is filed. The department may promulgate rules that allow for the waiver of the requirements of this subsection for a situation in which, by reason of absence or incompetency, the spouse's or domestic partner's signature may not be obtained. This subsection does not apply to any benefits paid from accumulated additional contributions.
40.25(4)(4) If all the requirements for payment of a retirement annuity or a separation benefit are met, except filing of an application, a participant may elect that the accumulation from the participant's additional contributions made under s. 40.05 (1) (a) 5. be paid as a lump sum in lieu of an annuity from those additional contributions.
40.25(5)(a)(a) Rights and creditable service forfeited under sub. (3) or s. 40.04 (4) (a) 3. shall be reestablished if the participant receives the benefit resulting in the forfeiture after being discharged and is subsequently reinstated to a position with the participating employer by court order, arbitration award or compromise settlement as a result of an appeal of the discharge.
40.25(5)(b)(b) The full amount of the benefit paid, plus interest at the assumed rate, unless the department sets a different rate by rule, shall be repaid to the Wisconsin retirement system by the employer of an employee whose rights and creditable service are reestablished under par. (a) within 60 days after the effective date of the employee's reinstatement. The amount repaid by the employer under this paragraph shall be deducted by the employer from any payment due the employee as a result of the resolution of the appeal or, if that amount is insufficient, the balance shall be deducted from the employee's earnings except the amount deducted from each earnings payment shall be not less than 10% nor more than 25% of the earnings payment. If the employee terminates employment the employer shall notify the department of the amount not yet repaid, including any interest due, at the same time it notifies the department of the termination of employment, and the department shall repay to the employer the balance of the amount due from retentions made under s. 40.08 (4). The employer may charge interest at a rate not in excess of the current year's assumed rate on any amount unpaid at the end of any calendar year after the year of reinstatement.
40.25 - ANNOT.History: 1981 c. 96, 201; 1981 c. 386 ss. 14 to 16, 19; 1983 a. 290; 1989 a. 13, 166; 1991 a. 152, 269; 1993 a. 229, 360, 426; 1995 a. 302; 1997 a. 69, 173, 237; 1999 a. 32; 2003 a. 33; 2007 a. 131; 2009 a. 28.
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