Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes
Sec. § 7.09
Surviving Beneficiary of Certain Unmarried Members


On the death of a retiree or of a member who is eligible for retirement but has not retired, a benefit is payable under this section if:


the retiree or member designated a beneficiary to receive the benefit payable under this section on a form filed with the fund; and


this Act does not otherwise provide a benefit payable to a surviving spouse or child of the member or retiree.


The benefit payable under this section is an immediate monthly benefit from the fund of 75 percent of the amount of the:


retirement benefit that was being paid to the retiree; or


normal service retirement benefit that the member would have received if the member had retired on the date of death.


If the designated beneficiary of a retiree or member is 10 or more years younger than the retiree or member at the time of the retirees or members death, the amount of the benefit payable under Subsection (b) of this section shall be reduced to the actuarial equivalent of the benefit that would have been payable if the beneficiary and the retiree or member were the same age.


The board of trustees may adopt rules to establish procedures for and requirements governing a members designation of a beneficiary under this section.
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