Sec. 83. (1) Each retirement allowance shall date from the first of the month following the
month in which the applicant satisfies the age and service requirements of this act
and terminated reporting unit service, but not more than 12 months before the month
in which the application was filed with the retirement system, if the applicant satisfies
the legal requirements for the retirement allowance at the time the application is
(2) A full month's retirement allowance shall be payable for the month in which a
retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary ceases to be eligible for continuation
of benefits. If eligibility ceases because of death, the payment shall be made to the retirement
allowance beneficiary, if any, or to the deceased recipient's estate or to the legal
representative of the deceased recipient.
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