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Procedures Concerning Payment; Method Of Disbursement   

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(a) A member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary under this part shall specify whether monthly benefit payments are to be disbursed by one of the following:

(1) Direct deposit (electronic funds transfer).

(2) Direct mail to a financial or other institution.

(3) Mailing to a payment address provided by the member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary.

(b) A member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary under this part to whom a lump-sum payment or benefit is to be disbursed, and who is receiving payment for an ongoing benefit by electronic funds transfer, may have the lump-sum payment disbursed by electronic funds transfer to the financial institution on file for payment of the ongoing benefit.

(c)A member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary under this part who is not receiving payment for an ongoing benefit by electronic funds transfer and to whom a lump-sum payment or benefit is to be disbursed shall specify the address to which the payment shall be mailed.

(d) The system shall make available an electronic copy of the benefit payment information to any member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary under this part who receives a monthly benefit payment.

(e) (1) The system may designate electronic delivery the default method of delivery of the benefit payment information, unless a member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary under this part submits a written request as described in paragraphs (3) and (4).

(2) The system shall notify the member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary that he or she has the right to request that a copy of the benefit payment information be mailed.

(3) If the system has received a written request from any member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary under this part, the system shall mail a copy of the monthly benefit payment information to that person.

(4) If the system has received a written request from any member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary under this part, the system shall mail a copy of the benefit payment information to that person, only when there is an adjustment in the allowance due to an annual benefit enhancement, pursuant to Sections 22140 and 24402, or a change in any amount deducted from the allowance due to an adjustment to an income tax withholding tax table made by the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board.

(f)A payment disbursed as specified by the member, nonmember spouse, or beneficiary under this part shall fully discharge the board, system, and plan from any claim resulting from actions taken under this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 558, Sec. 45.)