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Rule 145-2-35 | Validity of marriage.


In the absence of a valid marriage certificate, the public employees retirement board will accept only a decision rendered by a court, having jurisdiction in the state in which the member was domiciled at the time of death, that the relationship constituted a valid marriage at time of death, or the "spouse" would have the same status as a widow or widower for purposes of sharing in the distribution of the member's or retirant's intestate personal property.

Last updated September 30, 2021 at 9:07 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 145.09.
Amplifies: 145.43, 145.65.
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 5/4/2000, 1/1/2003, 1/1/2007, 4/6/2007 (Emer.)