New Jersey Statutes - Title 43 Pensions and Retirement and Unemployment Compensation - 43:10-18.15 Mandatory provisions
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The following provisions shall apply to all members of the retirement system:
(a) No pension shall be paid to the surviving husband of a deceased member of the retirement system unless he is and continues to remain dependent upon the income which the member was receiving at the time of her death, nor unless he is and continues to remain physically or mentally incapable of pursuing a gainful occupation. The pension commission shall determine the question of the dependency of the surviving husband as well as the ability of a surviving husband to pursue a gainful occupation.
(b) (Deleted by amendment.)
(c) (Deleted by amendment.)
(d) (Deleted by amendment.)
(e) The rights of any employee or beneficiary to receive any payments under the workmen's compensation act of New Jersey shall not be affected or impaired by any of the provisions of this act.
(f) Where the service of an employee is terminated by reason of imposition of a sentence upon him of actual commitment to a penal institution on account of conviction of an indictable offense involving moral turpitude, no pension under this act shall be paid to any such employee; provided, however, that no member of this retirement system who shall have served honorably as a county employee for a period of 20 years and shall have attained the age of 60 years shall be deprived of his pension privileges because of any violation of the rules and regulations established for the government of such county employment, but he may be fined, reprimanded or discharged.
(g) Where any pension or other benefit shall be payable from the pension fund herein provided to any retired employee or other beneficiary who is or shall be confined in a penal institution as the result of a conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, the pension commission may pay such pension or any part of it or other benefit to the wife, husband, minor children, mother or father of the confined person if it determines the same is necessary for their maintenance during such confinement.
(h) All payments of pensions shall be made semimonthly and payments of pensions, refunds or other benefits under this act shall be made without interest.
(i) (Deleted by amendment; P.L. 1987, c. 429.)
L. 1943,c.160,s.15; amended 1949,c.169; 1971,c.378,s.1; 1971,c.426,s.4; 1987,c.429,s.6.
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