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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Membership Trust Accounts

Membership Trust Accounts

When a membership trust account is opened in the manner provided in the Multiple-party Deposit Account Act , and

a. Where a trustees death terminates the trust under the provisions of section 5c(2) of the Multiple-party Deposit Account Act and where the named beneficiary or all of the beneficiaries so named are 16 years of age or over at the time of termination of such trust, the association shall pay the moneys to the credit of the trust, less all proper set-offs and charges, to the named beneficiary or beneficiaries or upon his or their order, and such payment by the association shall be valid, notwithstanding any lack of legal age of the named beneficiary or beneficiaries;

b. If the named beneficiary or all of the beneficiaries so named are under 16 years of age at the time of termination of such trust, the association shall pay the moneys to the credit of the trust, less all proper set-offs and charges,

(1) When or after the named beneficiary becomes 16 years of age, to the named beneficiary or upon his order, or

(2) When more than one beneficiary is named, the association shall pay to the beneficiary so named his proportionate interest in such account as he becomes 16 years of age, or

(3) To the legal guardian of the named beneficiary wherever appointed, or where more than one beneficiary is named, the association shall pay such beneficiarys proportionate interest in such account to his legal guardian wherever and whenever appointed, or

(4) If a certificate of appointment of a legal guardian is not filed with the association to a person authorized to receive such moneys or proportionate interest thereof pursuant to sections 3A:6-31 and 3A:6-32 of the New Jersey Statutes.

c. Where a trustees death terminates the trust under the provisions of section 5c(2) of the Multiple-party Deposit Account Act and where one or more of the named beneficiaries are under 16 years of age and the remainder of the named beneficiaries are 16 years of age or over, the association shall pay the moneys to the credit of the trust, less all proper set-offs and charges to:

(1) The named beneficiaries 16 years of age or over at the time of termination of said trust pursuant to subsection a of this section, and

(2) The named beneficiaries under 16 years of age at the time of termination of said trust pursuant to subsection b of this section.


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