Optional settlement 1 consists of the right to have a retirement allowance paid to the member until his or her death and if the member dies before he or she receives in annuity payments the amount of his or her accumulated contributions at retirement, to have the balance at death paid to his or her beneficiary or estate.

This section shall apply to any member who retires on or before December 31, 2017.

Terms Used In California Government Code 21455

  • 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
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 199, Sec. 10. (AB 2404) Effective January 1, 2017.)