5 U.S. Code § 8440d - Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

(a)
(1) A judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims may elect to contribute to the Thrift Savings Fund.
(2) An election may be made under paragraph (1) as provided under section 8432 (b) of this title for individuals subject to this chapter.
(b)
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the provisions of this subchapter and subchapter VII of this chapter shall apply with respect to a judge making contributions to the Thrift Savings Fund.
(2) The amount contributed by a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for any pay period may not exceed the maximum percentage of such judge’s basic pay for such pay period allowable under section 8440f. Basic pay does not include any retired pay paid pursuant to section 7296 of title 38.
(3) No contributions may be made for the benefit of a judge under section 8432 (c) of this title.
(4) Section 8433 (b) of this title applies with respect to a judge who elects to make contributions to the Thrift Savings Fund and retires under section 7296 (b) of title 38.
(5) Section 8433 (b) of this title applies in the case of a judge who elects to make contributions to the Thrift Savings Fund and thereafter ceases to serve as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims but does not retire under section 7296 (b) of title 38.
(6) The provisions of section 8351 (b)(7)  [1] of this title shall apply with respect to a judge who has elected to contribute to the Thrift Savings Fund under this section.


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 102–82, § 5(a)(1),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 376, § 8440c; renumbered § 8440d,Pub. L. 102–198, § 7(c)(4)(A),Dec. 9, 1991, 105 Stat. 1625, as amended by Pub. L. 102–378, § 5(d)(1),Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1358; amended Pub. L. 103–226, § 9(h),Mar. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 121; Pub. L. 105–368, title V, § 512(b)(1)(A), (2)(A),Nov. 11, 1998, 112 Stat. 3342; Pub. L. 106–361, § 2(b)(6),Oct. 27, 2000, 114 Stat. 1401; Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(4) [div. B, title I, § 138(a)(5)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–233; Pub. L. 108–469, § 1(d)(7),Dec. 21, 2004, 118 Stat. 3892.)
References in Text

Section 8351 (b)(7) of this title, referred to in subsec. (b)(6), was redesignated section 8351 (b)(5) of this title by Pub. L. 103–226, § 9(a)(3),Mar. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 119.
Amendments

2004—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 108–469substituted “as” for “only during a period”.
2000—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 106–361substituted “this chapter” for “chapter 84 of this title”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 106–554amended first sentence generally. Prior to amendment, first sentence read as follows: “The amount contributed by a judge may not exceed 5 percent of the amount of the judge’s basic pay.”
1998—Pub. L. 105–368, § 512(b)(2)(A), substituted “Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims” for “Judges of the United States Court of Veterans Appeals” in section catchline.
Subsecs. (a)(1), (b)(5). Pub. L. 105–368, § 512(b)(1)(A), substituted “Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims” for “Court of Veterans Appeals”.
1994—Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 103–226substituted “Section 8433 (b) of this title applies” for “A transfer shall be made as provided in section 8433 (d) of this title”.
1992—Pub. L. 102–378amended Pub. L. 102–198. See 1991 Amendment note below.
1991—Pub. L. 102–198, as amended by Pub. L. 102–378, renumbered section 8440c of this title as this section.
Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 106–361effective at the earliest practicable date after Sept. 30, 2000, as determined by the Executive Director in regulations, see section 2(c)(1) ofPub. L. 106–361, set out as a note under section 8432 of this title.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–368effective on first day of first month beginning more than 90 days after Nov. 11, 1998, see section 513 ofPub. L. 105–368, set out as a note under section 7251 of Title 38, Veterans’ Benefits.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–226effective Mar. 10, 1995, see section 9(j) ofPub. L. 103–226, set out as a note under section 8351 of this title.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–378effective Dec. 9, 1991, see section 9(b)(2) ofPub. L. 102–378, set out as a note under section 6303 of this title.
First Election

Section 5(b) ofPub. L. 102–82, as amended by Pub. L. 102–198, § 7(c)(4)(C),Dec. 9, 1991, 105 Stat. 1625, provided that: “A judge of the United States Court of Veterans Appeals on the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 6, 1991] may make an election under section 8440d (a) of title 5, United States Code, within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.”

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