Maine Revised Statutes

§18252. Membership in districts with Social Security coverage

A person who is or would be covered by the United States Social Security Act as a result of employment by a participating local district with Social Security coverage may elect to be a member in the Participating Local District Retirement Program. A person must make an election at the time of initial hire or on the date of first eligibility to participate, whichever occurs earlier, whether to be a member of the program. Once an election is made under this section, the election is irrevocable with respect to all subsequent employment with the same employer when membership in the program is not mandatory. [2011, c. 449, §14 (AMD).]

4. Employee who has previously withdrawn rejoins after 3 years.
[ 2003, c. 387, §6 (RP) .]
6. Restoration to service.  If any person who is the recipient of a service retirement benefit is covered by the United States Social Security Act upon being restored to service, continuation of that person's benefit is governed by the following.
A. The person may elect to have the service retirement benefit continued during the period of time the person is restored to service and the person may not accumulate any additional service credits. [2009, c. 415, Pt. A, §5 (RPR).]
B. The person may elect to have the service retirement benefit terminated, again become a member of the Participating Local District Retirement Program and begin contributing at the current rate.
(1) The person is entitled to accumulate additional service credits during the period of time the person is restored to service.
(2) When the person again retires, the person is entitled to receive benefits computed on the person's entire creditable service and in accordance with the law in effect at the time. [2009, c. 415, Pt. A, §5 (RPR).]
C. Upon being restored to service, the person must elect to have benefits either continued or terminated. If written notification of the person's election is not received by the executive director within 60 days of restoration to service, the person is deemed to have elected the provisions of paragraph A. The election, regardless of how it is made, is irrevocable during the period of restoration to service. [2009, c. 415, Pt. A, §5 (RPR).]
[ 2009, c. 415, Pt. A, §5 (RPR) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1985, c. 801, §§5,7 (NEW). 1987, c. 739, §§29,48 (AMD). 1987, c. 823, §§4-6 (AMD). 1989, c. 677, §§2,3 (AMD). 1993, c. 349, §20 (AMD). 1997, c. 709, §3 (AMD). 2001, c. 699, §3 (AMD). 2003, c. 387, §6 (AMD). 2003, c. 630, §A4 (AMD). 2005, c. 76, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 137, §17 (AMD). 2007, c. 490, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 491, §191 (AMD). 2009, c. 415, Pt. A, §5 (RPR). 2009, c. 474, §31 (AMD). 2011, c. 449, §14 (AMD).

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