Any person who has been an employee covered by the Minnesota State Retirement System, or a member of the Public Employees Retirement Association including the Public Employees Retirement Association Police and Fire Fund, or the Teachers Retirement Association, or the State Patrol retirement fund, or any other public employee retirement system in Minnesota having a like provision but excluding all other funds providing benefits for police or firefighters is entitled when qualified to an annuity from each fund if total allowable service in all funds or in any two of these funds totals the number of years of allowable service required by the applicable retirement plan with the longest vesting period for the person. No part of the allowable service upon which the retirement annuity from one fund is based may again be used in the computation for benefits from another fund. The member must not have taken a refund from any one of these funds since service entitling the member to coverage under the system or membership in any of the associations last terminated. The annuity from each fund must be determined by the appropriate law except that the requirement that a person must have at least a specific number of years allowable service in the respective system or association does not apply for the purposes of this section if the combined service in two or more of these funds equals the number of years of allowable service required by the applicable retirement plan with the longest vesting period for the person.
Deferred annuities must be computed according to this chapter on the basis of allowable service before termination of service and augmented as provided in this chapter. The required reserves applicable to a deferred annuity must be augmented by interest compounded annually from the first day of the month following the month in which the member terminated service, or July 1, 1971, whichever is later, to the first day of the month in which the annuity begins to accrue. The rates of interest used for this purpose must be five percent per year compounded annually until January 1, 1981, three percent per year compounded annually after January 1, 1981, until January 1, 2012, if the employee became an employee before July 1, 2006, 2.5 percent compounded annually if the employee becomes an employee after June 30, 2006, and two percent per year compounded annually after December 31, 2011, irrespective of when the employee was first employed. The mortality table and interest assumption used to compute the annuity must be those in effect when the member files application for annuity.
A person who has received a refund from the State Patrol retirement fund who is a member of a public retirement system included in subdivision 1, may repay the refund with interest to the State Patrol retirement fund as provided in section 352B.11, subdivision 4.
The retirement annuity or disability benefit of, or the survivor benefit payable on behalf of, a former member who terminated service before July 1, 1997, which is not first payable until after June 30, 1997, must be increased on an actuarial equivalent basis to reflect the change in the postretirement interest rate actuarial assumption under section 356.215, subdivision 8, from five percent to six percent under a calculation procedure and tables adopted by the board and approved by the actuary retained under section 356.214.
1975 c 368 s 40; 1977 c 429 s 63; 1978 c 796 s 11; 1981 c 37 s 2; 1981 c 224 s 274; 1983 c 128 s 31; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 229 art 7 s 1; 1987 c 372 art 9 s 9; 1989 c 319 art 13 s 28; 1990 c 426 art 1 s 43; 1997 c 233 art 1 s 34; 2002 c 392 art 11 s 52; 2006 c 271 art 3 s 47; 2006 c 277 art 2 s 3; 2010 c 359 art 1 s 20,21