35 IAC 4-1-2 - Death in service; compliance with the Heroes Earning Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (HEART)

Authority: IC 5-10-5.5-3; IC 5-10.5-4-2

Affected: IC 5-10-5.5-17

Sec. 2.

(a) Effective with respect to deaths occurring on or after January 1, 2007, while a member is performing qualified military service (as defined in Chapter 43 of Title 38, United State [sic] Code), to the extent required by Section 401(a)(37) of the Internal Revenue Code, survivors of a member in the retirement system are entitled to any additional benefits that the system would provide if the member had resumed employment and then died, such as accelerated vesting or survivor benefits that are contingent on the member's death while employed.
(b) Effective with respect to deaths or disabilities occurring on or after January 1, 2007, while a member is performing qualified military service (as defined in Chapter 43 of Title 38, United State [sic] Code), to the extent permitted by Section 414(u)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code, for benefit accrual purposes, the member will be treated as having returned to employment on the day before the death or disability and then terminated on the date of death or disability. This provision shall be applied to all similarly situated individuals in a reasonably equivalent manner.
(c) Beginning January 1, 2009, to the extent required by Sections 3401(h) and 414(u)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, an individual receiving differential wage payments (while the individual is performing qualified military service (as defined in Chapter 43 of Title 38, United State [sic] Code)) from an employer shall be treated as employed by that employer and the differential wage payment shall be treated as earned compensation. This provision shall be applied to all similarly situated individuals in a reasonably equivalent manner.

Notes

35 IAC 4-1-2
Board of Trustees of the Indiana Public Retirement System; 35 IAC 4-1-2; adopted Nov 20, 2009: 20091209-IR-035090927ONA

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