Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. Postretirement Benefits and Benefit Increases

Minimum Monthly Benefit

19-6-707. Minimum monthly benefit. (1) Subject to the limitations contained in subsection (2), the following retired members, or their survivors, who are not covered by 19-6-710, 19-6-711, or 19-6-712 are eligible to receive a monthly benefit of not less than 2% multiplied by the member's service credits multiplied by the current base compensation received by a probationary highway patrol officer:

(a) a retired member who is 55 years of age or older, except as provided in subsection (3), or the member's survivor, who is receiving a service retirement benefit;

(b) a retired member, or the member's survivor, who is receiving a disability retirement benefit; and

(c) a recipient of a survivorship benefit.

(2) (a) The maximum monthly benefit paid under subsection (1) may not exceed 60% of the current base compensation of a probationary highway patrol officer.

(b) The annual increase in a monthly benefit under subsection (1) may not exceed 5% of the current monthly benefit paid to a retired member or the member's survivor.

(3) A retired member otherwise qualified under subsection (1)(a) who is employed in a position covered by a retirement system under Title 19 is ineligible to receive the minimum monthly benefit provided for in this section until the member's service in the covered position is terminated.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 294, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 217, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 130, Ch. 265, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 20, Ch. 287, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 128, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 272, L. 2013.