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Any member who completes at least 20 years of service in the aggregate credited in the Retirement System and attains the age of 50 years, or at least 10 years of service in the aggregate credited in the Retirement System, and attains the age of 60 years, said service to be computed under Section 8.584-7 may retire for service at his option. Members shall be retired on the first day of the month next following the attainment by them of the age of 65 years. A member retired after reaching the age of 60 years shall receive a service retirement allowance at the rate of 12/3 percent of said average final compensation for each year of service; provided, however, that upon the compulsory retirement of a member upon his attainment of the age of 65 years, if the allowance available to such member pursuant to the provisions of Section 8.584-6 shall be greater in amount than the service retirement allowance otherwise payable to such member under this section, then such member shall receive as his service retirement allowance, in lieu of the allowance otherwise payable under this section, an allowance computed in accordance with the formula provided in said Section 8.584-6. The service retirement allowance of any member retiring prior to attaining the age of 60 years, and after rendering 20 years or more of such service, computed under Section 8.584-7, and having attained the age of 50 years, shall be an allowance equal to the percentage of said average final compensation set forth opposite his age at retirement, taken to the preceding completed quarter year, for each year of service, computed under Section 8.584-7:
Age at Retirement
Percent for Each Year of Credited Service
In no event shall a member's retirement allowance exceed seventy percent of his average final compensation.
Before the first payment of a retirement allowance is made, a member, retired under this section or Section 8.584-3, may elect to receive the actuarial equivalent of his allowance, partly in an allowance to be received by him throughout his life, and partly in other benefits payable after his death to another person or persons, provided that such election shall be subject to all the conditions prescribed by the Board of Supervisors to govern similar elections by other members of the Retirement System, including the character and amount, of such other benefits; provided, however, that at any time within 30 days after the date on which his compulsory retirement would otherwise have become effective, a member who has attained the age of 65 years may elect, without right of revocation, to withdraw his accumulated contributions, said election to be exercised in writing on a form furnished by the Retirement System and filed at the office of said system and a member so electing shall be considered as having terminated his membership in said system on the date immediately preceding the date on which his compulsory retirement would otherwise have become effective and he shall be paid forthwith his accumulated contributions, with interest credited thereon. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 8.514 of this Charter, the portion of service retirement allowance provided by the City and County's contributions shall be not less than $100 per month upon retirement after thirty years of service and after attaining the age of 60 years, and provided further that as to any member within 15 years or more of service at the compulsory retirement age of 65, the portion of the service retirement allowance provided by the City and County's contribution shall be such that the total retirement allowance shall not be less than $100 per month. In the calculations under this section of the retirement allowance of a member having credit for service in a position in the evening schools and service in any other position, separate retirement allowances shall be calculated, in the manner prescribed for each class of service, the average final compensation in each case being that for the respective class of service, provided that the aggregate retirement allowance shall be taken into account in applying the provisions of this section providing for a minimum retirement allowance. Part-time service and compensation shall be reduced to full-time service and compensation in the manner prescribed by the Board of Supervisors, and when so reduced shall be applied on full-time service and compensation in the calculation of retirement allowances.