3-13A-23.1. Required minimum distributions--General rule.

The system shall pay all benefits in accordance with a good faith interpretation of the requirements in § 401(a)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations in effect under that section, as applicable to a governmental plan within the meaning of § 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The participant's entire interest shall be distributed, or begin to be distributed, by the required beginning date, which is April first of the calendar year following the later of:

(1)    The calendar year in which the participant reaches age seventy-two, or age seventy and one-half if the participant attained age seventy and one-half before January 1, 2020; or

(2)    The calendar year in which the participant retires.

A participant or beneficiary eligible for benefits must apply for benefits in order to commence distribution of benefits. The system, pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order, may establish separate benefits for a participant and alternate payee.

Source: SL 2021, ch 28, § 14.