When Benefits Are Not Paid

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When Benefits Are Not Paid

You may lose all or part of the benefits provided by this plan if you:

  • Previously opted out of CERF and do not purchase the opted-out period of service;
  • Do not purchase the service during a military leave of absence;
  • Are a part-time employee and do not purchase the period of service in which you earned your first 1,000 hours in the calendar year before you became a plan participant;
  • Terminate employment before you become vested in this plan (if you are later rehired, you may purchase this service for service credit);
  • Have not paid the required contributions;
  • Choose not to purchase your prior service.