19-20-503. Transfer of dormant or unclaimed accounts. (1) The retirement board may, in its discretion, transfer the amount in the annuity savings account of an inactive member to the pension accumulation account if the annuity savings account has been dormant for a period of 7 years. A right of the member may not be jeopardized by the transfer, and the amount, including the interest the amount would have earned had the amount remained in the annuity savings account, must be transferred back to the member's annuity savings account upon the member's request.
(2) Retirement benefits must be claimed within 5 years of the date of the member's death. If the named beneficiary for the account or the heirs at law fail to claim and accept the benefits, the member's account balance reverts to the pension trust fund.
History: En. 75-6206 by Sec. 101, Ch. 5, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 507, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 98, Ch. 326, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 127, L. 1977; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 331, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 75-6206(6); Sec. 19-4-503, MCA 1991; redes. 19-20-503 by Code Commissioner, 1993; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 442, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 90, L. 2007.