Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 103.053
Annuity Compensation Generally; Standard Annuity Payments


A person entitled to compensation under Section 103.001 (Claimants Entitled to Compensation and Health Benefits Coverage)(a) is entitled to standard annuity payments under this section unless the person elects to receive alternative annuity payments under Section 103.0535 (Alternative Annuity Compensation).


Standard annuity payments are based on a present value sum equal to the amount to which the person is entitled under Sections 103.052 (Lump-sum Compensation)(a)(1) and (b).


Standard annuity payments are payable in equal monthly installments for the life of the claimant.


Annuity payments under this chapter must be based on a five percent per annum interest rate and other actuarial factors within the discretion of the comptroller. Annuity payments under this chapter may not be accelerated, deferred, increased, or decreased. A person entitled to annuity payments under this chapter, including a claimants spouse or designated beneficiary entitled to payments under Section 103.0535 (Alternative Annuity Compensation), may not sell, mortgage or otherwise encumber, or anticipate the payments, wholly or partly, by assignment or otherwise.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 180 (H.B. 1736), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 689 (H.B. 638), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.
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