Public Employees Retirement System - Benefits - Division of property orders.

Published: 2017-01-01

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(A) For purposes of this rule:

(1) "Order" means an order described in section 3105.81 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Alternate payee," "benefit," "lump sum payment," and "participant" have the meanings set forth in divisions (A) to (D) of section 3105.80 of the Revised Code.


(1) The public employees retirement system may retain an order that provides the last four digits of the participant or alternate payee's social security numbers.

(2) After the retirement system retains an order, the alternate payee shall provide information required on a form provided by the retirement system. The retirement system shall not issue payment to the alternate payee until the retirement system receives the information required for payment. The alternate payee shall notify this retirement system in writing of any change in the information.

(C) Pursuant to section 3105.90 of the Revised Code, an order shall be on the form prescribed by the appendix to this rule. The retirement system shall accept both the version of the form prescribed by the appendix to former rule 145-1-72 of the Administrative Code that was effective January 1, 2014, and the version of the form prescribed by the current appendix.

(D) Any benefit or lump sum payment that is owed and unpaid to an alternate payee at the time of the alternate payee's death shall be paid to the estate of the alternate payee.

(E) For purposes of division (B) of section 145.571 of the Revised Code, if permitted or required by the court that issued the order, the retirement system may return the order to the court by an electronic medium.

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