Payment of Organizational Dues
Relief associations may make disbursements from the special fund only for purposes expressly authorized under Minnesota law. The special fund may be used to pay benefits, such as service pensions, disability, and survivor benefits, and certain fees and other expenses identified in the statute.
Payment of fees, dues, and assessments to the Minnesota State Fire Department Association to provide relief association members with membership in and the benefits of this association are allowed to be paid from the special fund. A 2014 statutory amendment added payment of fees, dues, and assessments to the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association to the list of approved disbursements. The Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association may also now be paid from a relief association’s special fund.
These two fire service organizations are the only two organizations that may be paid from the special fund. Payments to any other organization must be made from the general fund.
Published last in the August 2014 Pension Newsletter