3A.05 APPLICATION FOR SURVIVOR BENEFIT.
(a) Applications for survivor benefits under section
must be filed with the director by
the surviving spouse and dependent child or children entitled to benefits under section
by the guardian of the estate, if there is one, of the dependent child or children.
(b) Survivor benefits accrue as of the first day of the month following the death of the
member of the legislature or former legislator and payments commence as of the first of the
month next following the filing of the application, and are retroactive to the date the benefit
accrues or the first of the month occurring 12 months before the month in which the application
is filed with the director, whichever is later.
History: 1965 c 896 s 5; 1971 c 928 s 7; 1974 c 445 s 9; 1975 c 368 s 9; 1981 c 224 s 9;
2006 c 271 art 10 s 25; 2007 c 134 art 1 s 1