Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes
Sec. § 6.10A
Minimum Benefits to Certain Group a Primary Parties Who Were Group A, Old Plan, or Combined Pension Plan Members and Their Qualified Survivors


(a)

Except as provided by Section 6.063 of this article or Subsections (b) and (h) of this section and notwithstanding any benefit computation and determination to the contrary contained in this article, the minimum Group A benefits provided by this section shall be paid to any Group A primary party who elects to receive a Group A retirement pension under Sections 6.01(b) and (c) of this article, the old plan, or former Section 14(a) of this article, or to the primary partys qualified survivors, except that a Group A primary party who elects to receive an actuarially reduced retirement pension before 50 years of age and the primary partys qualified survivors are not entitled to the minimum benefits specified under this section. An alternate payee is not entitled to the Group A minimum benefits specified in this section.

(b)

A Group A primary party who elects to receive a Group A retirement pension under Sections 6.01(b) and (c) of this article, the old plan, or former Section 14(a) of this article and who left active service with 20 or more years of pension service is entitled to receive a minimum Group A retirement pension of $2,200 a month.

(c)

In the absence of children who are qualified survivors, a spouse who is a qualified survivor of a Group A primary party who elected to receive a Group A retirement pension under Sections 6.01(b) and (c) of this article, the old plan, or former Section 14(a) of this article will receive a minimum monthly Group A death benefit of $1,200.

(d)

A spouse who is a qualified survivor of a Group A primary party who elected to receive a Group A retirement pension under Sections 6.01(b) and (c) of this article, the old plan, or former Section 14(a) of this article will receive, if there are children who are qualified survivors, a minimum Group A death benefit of $1,100 a month.

(e)

In the absence of a spouse who is a qualified survivor of a Group A primary party who elected to receive a Group A retirement pension under Section 6.01(b), (c), or (e) of this article, the old plan, or former Section 14(a) of this article, the primary partys children who are qualified survivors, as a group, will receive a minimum Group A death benefit of $1,100 a month, to be divided equally among them.

(f)

If there is neither a spouse nor a child who is a qualified survivor of a Group A primary party who elected to receive a Group A retirement pension under Sections 6.01(b) and (c) of this article, the old plan, or former Section 14(a) of this article, each dependent parent who is a qualified survivor will receive a minimum Group A death benefit of $1,100 a month. If only one of them is surviving, that dependent parent will receive a minimum Group A death benefit equal to $1,100 a month.

(g)

Notwithstanding the minimum monthly benefit described in other subsections of this section, a Group A primary party who receives periodic disability compensation under Section 6.05(b) of this article or a Group A disability pension under Section 6.04(a) of this article, the old plan, or former Section 17(a) of this article, shall receive a minimum Group A disability pension equal to $2,200 a month.

(h)

If a Group A pensioner who received a monthly benefit under Section 6.05(b-1) of this article or a disability pension under Section 6.04(a) of this article, calculated in the same manner as a Group A retirement pension under Sections 6.01(b) and (c) of this article, the old plan, or former Section 17(a) of this article before the completion of 20 years of pension service dies, the qualified survivors will receive a minimum Group A death benefit as provided under Subsection (c), (d), (e), or (f) of this section, as applicable, whichever is greatest.
Sec. 6.10B MINIMUM BENEFITS TO CERTAIN GROUP A PRIMARY PARTIES WHO WERE GROUP A, PLAN A, OR COMBINED PLAN MEMBERS AND THEIR QUALIFIED SURVIVORS. (a) Except as provided by Section 6.063 of this article and Subsection (b) of this section and notwithstanding any benefit computation and determination to the contrary contained in this article, the minimum Group A benefits provided by this section shall be paid to any Group A primary party who elects to receive a Group A retirement pension under Section 6.01(e) of this article, Plan A, or former Section 14(b) of this article or to the primary partys qualified survivors, except that a Group A primary party who elects to receive an actuarially reduced Group A retirement pension before 55 years of age and the primary partys qualified survivors are not entitled to the minimum benefits specified in this section. An alternate payee is not entitled to the Group A minimum benefits specified in this section.

(b)

A Group A primary party who elects to receive a Group A retirement pension under Section 6.01(e) of this article, Plan A, or former Section 14(b) of this article and who left active service with 20 or more years of pension service is entitled to receive a minimum retirement pension equal to the greater of $2,200 a month or $1,000 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article.

(c)

In the absence of children who are qualified survivors, a spouse who is a qualified survivor of a Group A primary party who elects to receive a Group A retirement pension under Section 6.01(e) of this article, Plan A, or former Section 14(b) of this article will receive a minimum monthly death benefit equal to the greater of $1,200 a month or $500 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article.

(d)

A spouse who is a qualified survivor of a Group A primary party who elects to receive a Group A retirement pension under Section 6.01(e) of this article, Plan A, or former Section 14(b) of this article will receive, if there are children who are qualified survivors, a minimum Group A death benefit equal to the greater of $1,100 a month or $500 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article. The children who are qualified survivors, as a group, will receive a minimum death benefit equal to the greater of $1,100 a month or $500 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article, to be divided equally among them.

(e)

In the absence of a spouse who is a qualified survivor of a Group A primary party who elected to receive a Group A retirement pension under Section 6.01(e) of this article, Plan A, or former Section 14(b) of this article, the primary partys children who are qualified survivors, as a group, will receive a minimum Group A death benefit equal to the greater of $1,100 a month or $500 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article, to be divided equally among them.

(f)

If there is neither a spouse nor child who is a qualified survivor of a Group A primary party who elected to receive a Group A retirement pension under Section 6.01(e) of this article, Plan A, or the former Section 14(b) of this article, each dependent parent who is a qualified survivor will receive a minimum Group A death benefit equal to the greater of $1,100 a month or $500 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article. If only one of them is surviving, that dependent parent will receive a minimum Group A death benefit equal to the greater of $1,100 a month or $500 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article.

(g)

Notwithstanding the minimum monthly benefit as described in other subsections of this section, a Group A primary party who leaves active service on a non-service-connected disability under Section 6.04(a) of this article, Plan A, or former Section 17(b)(2) of this article with less than 20 years of pension service shall receive a minimum monthly Group A disability pension equal to the greater of $110 multiplied by the number of years of the primary partys pension service or $50 multiplied by the number of years of the primary partys pension service, the product adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article.

(h)

Repealed by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 318 (H.B. 3158), Sec. 1.52(5), eff. September 1, 2017.

(i)

If a Group A pensioner who received a non-service-connected disability pension under Section 6.04(a) of this article, Plan A, or former Section 17(b)(2) of this article before the completion of 20 years of pension service dies, the qualified survivors will each receive the amount specified in Section 6.07 of this article or the minimum Group A death benefit as provided under Subsection (c), (d), (e), or (f) of this section, as applicable, whichever is greatest.
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