Rule 3309-1-37 | Surviving spouse or dependent may purchase credit.
(A) For purposes of section 3309.451 of the Revised Code and this rule, "dependent" means a "qualified child" or "qualified parent" as those terms are defined in division (B)(2) of section 3309.45 of the Revised Code.
(1) A spouse or dependent of a deceased member who wants to purchase service credit pursuant to section 3309.451 of the Revised Code must deliver a written request to purchase service to the school employees retirement system before they receive payment of a benefit under section 3309.44 or 3309.45 of the Revised Code.
(2) Eligibility shall be determined upon receipt of a written request.
(3) Service credit shall be purchased in accordance with the laws and policies of the retirement system in effect at the time of purchase.
(4) Benefit payments shall commence on the first of the month following the date the purchase of service credit is completed.
(C) Service credit purchased under section 3309.451 of the Revised Code shall be included in the members total service credit as of the members date of death.
(D) The commencement of benefit payments to a spouse or dependent not subject to paragraph (B) of this rule shall not be delayed due to a request to purchase service.