March 5, 2002
||Mailing Refund Checks
For many years, the Sheriffs Pension Fund's policy with regard to mailing
refund checks has been that the checks are sent in bulk to the appropriate
sheriff's office. It is believed that the policy was implemented to assist
sheriff's in recovering payments for uniforms, weapons, etc. Members who
wished to have their refunds mailed directly to them have been required to get
approval from the sheriff's office.
We have been advised that, as a retirement system qualified under Section
401(a) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code, we are required to send refund
checks directly to the member. So, beginning with the April 5, 2002 refunds, we will mail
the checks to the member at the home address supplied on the refund application.