(1) Upon receipt of a retirement plan choice election form, MPERA will verify that the member is eligible to make the election.

(2) The member is eligible to make an election if all the following conditions are met:

(a) the member was an active PERS member on or after July 1, 2002, with a PERS membership card on file with MPERA;

(b) the member made the election within the timeframes defined in ARM 2.43.3510;

(c) the member has completed any existing PERS or non-PERS service purchase contract pursuant to ARM 2.43.3515; and

(d) the member is not subject to a PERS DBRP Family Law Order.

(3) MPERA will confirm the PERS member's eligibility and election within five working days of receipt of the election form.

(4) The effective date of the election will be the date it is confirmed by MPERA.

History: 19-2-403, 19-3-2104, MCA; IMP, 19-3-2104, 19-3-2111, 19-3-2112, 19-3-2115, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 1884, Eff. 7/12/02; AMD & TRANS, from ARM 2.43.1012, 2008 MAR p. 2467, Eff. 12/1/08.