Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes
Sec. § 6.11
Minimum Benefits to Group B Primary Parties and Their Qualified Survivors


(a)

Except as provided by Section 6.063 of this article or Subsections (b), (c), and (h) of this section and notwithstanding any benefit computation and determination to the contrary contained in this article, the minimum Group B benefits provided by this section shall be paid to any Group B primary party or the primary partys qualified survivors, except further that a Group B primary party who elects to receive an actuarially reduced retirement pension, including a request for a benefit under Sections 6.02(c) and (d) of this article, and the primary partys qualified survivors or alternate payee, are not entitled to the Group B minimum benefits specified by this section.

(b)

If a Group B primary party leaves active service with 20 or more years of pension service, the Group B primary party is entitled to receive a Group B minimum retirement pension equal to the greater of $2,200 a month or $925 a month, which sum may (A) increase at the rate of $5 a month for each year of pension service beyond 20 years, but the increase may not exceed $75 and (B) be adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article.

(c)

If a Group B primary party leaves active service with less than 20 years of pension service, the primary party is entitled to receive a minimum monthly Group B retirement pension equal to the greater of:

(1)

$2,200 a month divided by 20 and multiplied by the Group B primary partys number of years of pension service; or

(2)

$925 a month divided by 20 and multiplied by the Group B primary partys number of years of pension service, which amount is then adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article.

(d)

In the absence of children who are qualified survivors, a spouse who is a qualified survivor of a Group B primary party will receive a minimum Group B death benefit equal to the greater of:

(1)

$1,200 a month; or

(2)

$600 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article.

(e)

A spouse who is a qualified survivor of a Group B primary party, if there are children who are qualified survivors, will receive a minimum Group B death benefit of $1,100 a month.

(f)

The children who are qualified survivors of a Group B primary party, as a group, will receive a minimum Group B death benefit equal to the greater of $1,100 a month or $600 a month adjusted, if applicable, in the manner described by Section 6.12 of this article, to be divided equally between them.

(g)

If there is neither a spouse nor a child who is a qualified survivor, each dependent parent who is a qualified survivor of the deceased Group B primary party will receive a minimum death benefit of $1,100 a month.

(h)

Notwithstanding the minimum monthly retirement pension otherwise described by this section, a Group B primary party who left active service on a non-service-connected disability with less than 20 years of pension service will receive a minimum monthly disability pension equal to the greater of $110 multiplied by the number of years of the primary partys pension service or $46.25 multiplied by the number of years of the primary partys pension service, the product adjusted in the manner, if applicable, described by Section 6.12 of this article. If a Group B primary party who was receiving a non-service-connected disability pension before the completion of 20 years pension service dies, the qualified survivors will receive the amount specified in Section 6.08 of this article, or the minimum monthly death benefits granted to qualified survivors as provided by Subsections (d), (e), (f), and (g) of this section, as applicable, whichever is greater.
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