No. You can only receive payment of Annuity benefits from the Plan upon retirement, total withdrawal from the industry or total disability.
Effective August 1, 2007, monthly benefits up to $2,500 are paid from account balances greater than $5,000 at the time of application. Account balances less than $5,000 at the time of application are paid in a single lump-sum. While balances less than $1,000 are paid automatically, you must apply for your distribution if the balance is greater than that amount. In addition, if your account balance is over $20,000, the Plan allows for a one-time lump sum distribution of up to $20,000.
You may elect to receive monthly payments at any time between your retirement or withdrawal from the industry and the April 1st following the date you reach age 70½. Federal law requires that the Plan commence payments automatically as of the April 1st following the date you reach age 70½ or your retirement, whichever is later.
Your named beneficiary is entitled to receive monthly distributions of any remaining account balance. In addition, the Annuity Plan pays a maximum death benefit of up to $67,500 to the named beneficiary, which will first be distributed in monthly installments of up to $2,500. The amount is based on your age and years of service. A one-time lump-sum payment, equal to the greater of 25% of the total initial account balance plan plus the death benefit or $20,000, is also available.