3309-1-37 Surviving spouse or dependent may purchase credit.

(A) The spouse or eligible dependent(s) of a member who died prior to receipt of a disability benefit or service retirement may purchase any service credit that the member would have been eligible to purchase had the member not died. Eligibility shall be determined upon receipt of a written request from the spouse or eligible dependent.

(B) The first benefit payment or adjusted benefit payment shall be effective on the first of the month following the date of purchase or restoration of service credit under this section.

(C) The service credit to be purchase under this section shall be granted in accordance with the current laws and policies of the school employees retirement system in effect at the time of purchase.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/01/2011 and 02/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3309.04
Rule Amplifies: 3309.451
Prior Effective Dates: 12/24/76, 1/2/93