Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 103.154
Termination of Payments


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (c), compensation payments under this chapter terminate if, after the date the claimant becomes eligible for compensation under Section 103.001, the claimant is convicted of a crime punishable as a felony. Annuity payments to a claimants spouse or designated beneficiary under this chapter terminate if, after the date the spouse or designated beneficiary begins receiving annuity payments, the spouse or designated beneficiary is convicted of a crime punishable as a felony. Payments terminate under this subsection on the date of the felony conviction. If annuity payments to a designated beneficiary are terminated under this subsection, the remainder of the annuity payments are payable under Section 103.0536 as if the beneficiary died on the date of termination.

(b)

Except as provided by Sections 103.0535 and 103.0536:

(1)

annuity payments to a person under this chapter terminate on the date of the persons death; and

(2)

payments scheduled to be paid after that date are credited to the state and may not be paid to any other person, including the persons surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, or beneficiaries under the persons will, or to the persons estate.

(c)

This section does not apply to compensation for child support payments and interest on child support arrearages to be paid on a persons behalf under this chapter to the state disbursement unit, as defined by Section 101.0302, Family Code.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1488, Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1190 (H.B. 814), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 180 (H.B. 1736), Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 689 (H.B. 638), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2015.
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