(1) Dues are to be paid in the
amount as prescribed in O.C.G.A.
Dues are due on the tenth (10th) day of each month if paid by
individual or department. If paid by direct debit, dues are debited
on the fifteenth (15th) day of each month.
Dues payments made directly to
the Fund by an individual may be paid by personal check, money order
or direct debit. Each such check or money order shall show the
member's Pension Fund ID number or social security number.
(a) Any member having two returned
items from any bank for any reason may be required by the Executive
Director to pay dues by money order or certified funds until such
requirement is released.
(b) Any member having a returned
item from any bank for any reason shall be charged a "returned items"
charge in an amount set by the Board prior to being allowed to resume
Members shall be current with their dues in order to apply for the
direct debit program and shall maintain current dues payments in
order to stay in the program. Members who fall in arrears on dues
payments due to returned debit items shall be discontinued from the
program until the arrearage is satisfied.
(d) Dues paid by check or money
order may be paid up to one year in advance.
As a matter of convenience to
its members, the Fund, subject to these rules, accepts remittance of
dues made on behalf of its members by the employer fire department.
In such cases, the employer fire department is not acting as agent
for the Fund. The Fund is not responsible for loss or error by the
employer fire department. In such cases:
(a) All departments that submit
dues payments on behalf of their employees shall enclose a copy of
the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund payments receipt;
(b) A separate notice shall be
given to the Fund of each addition to the list of members for whom
dues are paid and the new members shall be shown on the composite
(c) A person
leaving the fire service or the department shall be removed from the
composite list by the employer fire department and separate notice
given to the Fund of such removal by the employer fire
(d) If a
department pays the member's dues and the member consequently
receives non-creditable service for such period, the department may
request, in writing, that such funds be returned to the department if
the money has not previously been returned to the member.
(4) Dues payments,
whether by individual members or by employer fire departments, are
not effective until actually received by the Fund.
(5) Any member leaving the fire
service or Pension Fund for any reason may request are fund of dues
less a 5% administrative service cost. Moneys paid to the Fund for
creditable service are refunded to the member regardless of the
source of payment.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 513-7-1-.10
entitled "Payment of Dues" adopted. F. Dec. 23, 1985; eff.
Apr. 19, 1984, as
specified by the Agency.
Amended: F. Aug.
22, 1994; eff. Sept. 11, 1994.
Amended: F. Dec.
29, 1999; eff. Jan. 18, 2000.
Amended: F. Feb. 5,
2001; eff. Feb. 25, 2001.
Amended: F. Aug.
20, 2009; eff. Sept. 9, 2009.
Amended: F. Oct.
29, 2013; eff. Nov. 18, 2013.
Amended: F. Aug.
10, 2015; eff. Aug. 30, 2015.
Note: Correction of
non-substantive typographical error by correction of spacing errors
in paragraphs (3) and (5). eff.
August 30, 2015.