2007 ORS 238.455¹
Estimated benefit payments

(1)(a) Whenever a member of the system is retired for service and is entitled to receive a retirement allowance or benefit that is payable monthly, and the Public Employees Retirement Board is unable to calculate the amount of the monthly payment in time to allow mailing of the monthly payment to the member within 62 days of the date the first monthly payment is due, the board shall calculate an estimated amount for the monthly payment based on the information then available to the board and shall mail that payment to the member within 62 days of the date the first monthly payment is due.

(b) Whenever a member of the system is retired for disability and is entitled to receive a retirement allowance or benefit that is payable monthly, and the board is unable to calculate the amount of the monthly payment in time to allow mailing of the monthly payment to the member within 10 days of either the date the board approves the member’s application or the date that the first monthly payment is due, whichever is later, the board shall calculate an estimated amount for the monthly payment based on the information then available to the board and shall mail that payment to the member within 10 days of the date the board approves the member’s disability benefit, the date the board receives the member’s election of one of the optional forms of disability retirement allowance or the date the first monthly payment is due, whichever is later.

(2) The board shall continue to mail estimated payments under subsection (1) of this section until such time as the correct amount of the monthly payment is determined.

(3) The board shall notify the member receiving an estimated payment under subsection (1) of this section that the payment is an estimated payment only. The board shall further notify the member of the provisions of subsection (4) of this section.

(4) If the board determines that any estimated payment made to the member under subsection (1) of this section resulted in payment to the member of an amount other than the correct amount due the member as a retirement allowance or benefit, the board shall immediately so notify the member. Thereafter, the board may increase or decrease the monthly payment to the member until such time as the total difference between the amount or amounts the member received and the amount or amounts the member should have received is accounted for. Thereafter the member shall receive the monthly payment as finally calculated by the board.

(5) If the estimated payment made to the member under subsection (1) of this section results in an underpayment to the member of $10 or more a month, the board shall pay interest on the balance of such underpayment at a rate established by rule of the board until such time as the underpayment is paid to the member pursuant to subsection (4) of this section.

(6) No member shall have any right to any allowance or other benefit other than that provided for in this chapter and ORS chapter 238A based on the board’s estimate under this section or based on any other estimate made by the board for any other purpose under this chapter and ORS chapter 238A. [Formerly 237.159; 2003 c.733 §53; 2005 c.302 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 238—Public Employees Retirement System, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­238.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.