(a) A final benefit under the Defined Benefit Supplement Program shall become payable when the system receives proof of the member’s death. For a member who died on or after January 1, 2010, no benefit shall be paid to a beneficiary of the member pursuant to other chapters of this part until the final benefit is paid pursuant to this article.

(b) If the member’s death occurs before an annuity under the Defined Benefit Supplement Program becomes payable, the final benefit shall be an amount equal to the balance of credits in the member’s Defined Benefit Supplement account on the date of the member’s death, plus minimum interest credited through the date of payment.

Terms Used In California Education Code 25020

  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC

(c) Upon distribution of a final benefit in a lump-sum payment, no other benefit shall be payable under the Defined Benefit Supplement Program to the member’s beneficiary.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 304, Sec. 31. (SB 634) Effective January 1, 2010.)