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(1) Any contributing member who has terminated employment for any reason other than death or retirement may elect to withdraw their accumulated contributions provided:

(a) the member makes written request within three months of termination on the most recent application provided by MPERA;

(b) the refund application is completed by the member and forwarded to MPERA;

(c) the contribution and service credit from the report on which the member last appears is credited to the member's account;

(d) the employer's report indicates the member has terminated;

(e) the member will not return to covered employment for at least 30 days; and

(f) the member does not have an established agreement for reemployment in a position covered by the retirement system providing the refund.

(2) Correctly completed and submitted refund applications will be processed within three weeks after the member's final contributions are credited to the member's account, including termination payments of sick and annual leave.

(3) No partial refunds of normal contributions will be made.

History: 19-2-403, MCA; IMP, 19-2-303, 19-2-602, 19-5-403, 19-6-403, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 1454, Eff. 8/29/86; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 994A, Eff. 7/1/90; AMD & TRANS, from ARM 2.43.603, 2008 MAR p. 2467, Eff. 12/1/08; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 1678, Eff. 8/26/11; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 2240, Eff. 11/28/13

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