Definition of Earliest Retirement Date


Earliest Retirement Date means the earliest date as of which the participant would be eligible to commence the receipt of his Retirement Program benefit, whether or not he elects to commence receipt of such Pension Plan benefit as of such date.
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Examples of Earliest Retirement Date in a sentence

The benefit shall equal 45% (or, if the Participant dies after electing a 100% Joint and Survivor Annuity under Section 5.2(a) during the 90-day period ending on his or her Earliest Retirement Date, 80%) of the benefit to which the Participant would have been entitled at his or her Earliest Retirement Date.
For purposes of this Section 6.1, a Participants Earliest Retirement Date means the earliest date on which he or she could have elected to receive benefits under Section 3 or Section 7.2, based on his or her actual Period of Service at death.
The Earliest Retirement Date shall be determined as if he or she had survived but not accrued Periods of Service or Credited Service past date of death.
If the Participant Terminates due to death and prior to his or her Earliest Retirement Date, the Spouses benefit shall be paid monthly from the Participants Earliest Retirement Date through the first of the month preceding the Spouses death.
If the Participant dies before his or her Annuity Starting Date and after his or her Earliest Retirement Date, the Spouses benefit shall be paid monthly from the first of the month coinciding with or following the Participants death through the first of the month preceding the Spouses death.