applicable defined benefit plan

(3) Applicable defined benefit plan and related rules For purposes of this subsection— (A) In general The term “applicable defined benefit plan” means a defined benefit plan under which the accrued benefit (or any portion thereof) is calculated as the balance of a hypothetical account maintained for the participant or as an accumulated percentage of the participant’s final average compensation. (B) Regulations to include similar plans The Secretary of the Treasury shall issue regulations which include in the definition of an applicable defined benefit plan any defined benefit plan (or any portion of such a plan) which has an effect similar to an applicable defined benefit plan.


29 USC § 1053(f)(3)

Scoping language

For purposes of this subsection
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