§7-14D-9. Retirement; commencement of benefits.
A member may retire and commence to receive retirement income
payments on the first day of the calendar month following the
board's receipt of the member's voluntary written application for
retirement or the required beginning date, if earlier. Before
receiving retirement income payments, the member shall have ceased
covered employment and reached early or normal retirement age. The
retirement income payments shall be in an amount as provided under
section eleven of this article: Provided, That retirement income
payments under this plan shall be subject to the provisions of this
article. Upon receipt of the application, the board shall promptly
provide the member with an explanation of his or her optional forms
of retirement benefits and upon receipt of properly executed forms
from the member, the board shall process the member's request and
commence payments as soon as administratively feasible.