Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes
Sec. § 6.10
Suspension Rights


If a member dies who is under suspension at the time of death, including an indefinite suspension that has not become final, the members beneficiaries have the same rights as the beneficiaries of any other member under this Act.
Sec. 6.11. DEATH BENEFIT FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS ESTATE. If an active member dies and does not leave a beneficiary, the estate of the deceased member is entitled to a death benefit payment from the fund in an amount equal to the greater of:

(1)

10 times the amount of an annuity computed in accordance with Section 5.01(f-1) of this Act using the deceased members service credit and average total salary as of the date of death; or

(2)

the refund of the members contributions that were picked up by the municipality.
Sec. 6.115. DEATH BENEFIT FOR RETIREES ESTATE. If a retiree dies and does not leave a beneficiary, the estate of the retiree is entitled to a death benefit payment from the fund in an amount equal to 10 times the amount of the annuity awarded by the board effective on the retirees date of retirement, less any retirement or disability annuity and any lump sum under Section 5.015 of this Act paid to the retiree.
Sec. 6.12. 13TH AND 14TH CHECKS FOR BENEFICIARIES. (a) For any year in which the board authorizes disbursement of a 13th or 14th pension check to retirees under Section 5.11 or 5.12 of this Act, the board shall also authorize disbursement of a 13th or 14th check to each beneficiary entitled to receive an annuity in the last month of the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year in which the check is disbursed.

(b)

The amount of the 13th or 14th check is equal to the amount of the annuity payment made in the last month of the preceding fiscal year, except the amount of the check shall be prorated for any beneficiary who has been receiving an annuity for less than one year so that the amount of the check is one-twelfth of the check that would have been paid to the beneficiary receiving an annuity for a full year times the number of full months an annuity has been paid.
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