Subdivision 2 of Section 9 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended in line 43 by inserting the following after the word “thirteen”;
, provided, however, that if a beneficiary is eligible for benefits under this section, and is also eligible for benefits under the provisions of option (c) of section 12, the beneficiary shall elect to receive either a benefit pursuant to said option (c) or a benefit pursuant to this section, but in no event shall the beneficiary be eligible for both benefits, and provided further, that in no event shall both a full section 9 benefit and a full option (c) benefit be paid concurrently to two different beneficiaries on account of one member.
Paragraph (a) of subdivision (2) of section 9 of Chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking said paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following:
(a) To the surviving spouse of such member so long as such spouse survives; provided, that they had been living together at the time of such member’s death or the board finds that they had been living apart at such time for justifiable cause or because of the desertion of such spouse by such member; provided further that if there is an ex-spouse named as an option c beneficiary pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order, on file with the retirement board, said option c benefit shall be paid and any amount so paid shall be deducted from the benefit calculated pursuant to subdivision 2 of this section.
Subdivision (1) of Section 12 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 official edition, is hereby amended in line 14 by adding the following after the word “benefits”
, and provided further, that in no event shall both a full section 9 and a full option (c) benefit be paid to two different beneficiaries on account of one member.
This act shall only apply to benefits first granted on or after July 1, 2015, including benefits pursuant to section 12(2)(c).
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