(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if a retired member elects to have his or her retirement allowance reduced pursuant to Section 31764.6 and if, thereafter, the member’s spouse predeceases the member, the member’s allowance shall be adjusted to the amount he or she received at retirement, adjusted by any cost-of-living increases that were or would have been added to the monthly allowance. The adjusted allowance shall be effective on the first day of the month following the month in which notification of the spouse’s or beneficiary’s death is received by the board.
(b) This section may not become operative if, in the opinion of the retirement board and the actuary, the allowances payable under this section would place an additional financial burden on the retirement system.
(c) This section may not become operative until the board of supervisors elects, by resolution adopted by a majority vote, to make this section operative in the county.
(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 441, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2005.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018