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287.825. Death of member before or after retirement - benefits of beneficiaries. -

1. On and after August 13, 1984, in the event that a person who is serving as an administrative law judge or legal advisor of the division dies, retirement benefits shall be paid in monthly installments to his beneficiary in the amount equal to fifty percent of the amount of the retirement benefits provided in section 287.820 regardless of the period of his service; except that where the period of service could not have been twelve years or more because of a voluntary or mandatory retirement provision, the retirement benefits provided by this subsection shall be reduced by the proportion that the number of years that he would have lacked serving twelve years had he been able to serve until voluntary or mandatory retirement bears to twelve years. The benefits to the beneficiary provided herein shall commence immediately upon the death of the administrative law judge or legal advisor.

2. In the event a person who has retired under the provisions of sections 287.812 to 287.855 dies, benefits, in the amount equal to fifty percent of the amount of the retirement benefits paid to the person under the provisions of sections 287.820 to 287.830 shall be paid in monthly installments to his beneficiary.

3. In the event that a person dies who has served in this state for an aggregate of twelve years, continuously or otherwise, as an administrative law judge or legal advisor, or both of the divisions and who, after August 13, 1984, ceased or ceases to hold office by reason of the expiration of his term, voluntary resignation or removal by the governor for nondisciplinary reasons, but who has not retired under the provisions of sections 287.812 to 287.855, retirement compensation shall be paid in monthly installments to his beneficiary in the amount equal to fifty percent of the amount of retirement compensation provided in section 287.820. The benefits to the beneficiary provided herein shall commence immediately upon the death of the former administrative law judge or legal advisor.

4. In the event that any surviving spouse receiving benefits under the provisions of sections 287.812 to 287.855 dies leaving a surviving beneficiary as defined in section 287.812, the benefits received by such surviving spouse shall be paid to such surviving beneficiary during the remainder of the period of his eligibility. If such surviving spouse leaves more than one surviving beneficiary, then each beneficiary during the remainder of the period of his eligibility shall receive a pro rata share of the amount paid to the surviving spouse under the provisions of sections 287.812 to 287.855.

(L. 1984 H.B. 1106, A.L. 1987 H.B. 564)

Effective 8-31-87




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