New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 17 - TREASURY - GENERAL
Chapter 7 - ALTERNATE BENEFIT PROGRAM
Subchapter 20 - CONSTRUCTION
Section 17:7-20.9 - Construction of words and phrases

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 17:7-20.9

Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

(a) The headings and numbering of provisions in the Program and text that is stated within parenthesis are included solely for convenience of reference and are not intended to limit, amplify, or affect the construction of any provision of the Program.

(b) The phrases "under the Program," "under the Plan," "under this Program" or "under this Plan" refer to the entire Program or Plan as a whole, as applicable, and not merely to any part of any subchapter or section in which the phrase appears. Any reference to a part of this chapter refers to the whole chapter. Any reference to a definition or provision of this chapter refers to the whole definition or provision, unless the reference specifies a particular portion or paragraph of the provision.

(c) The singular shall be construed to include the plural, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

(d) The words "as" or "if" shall be construed to mean the phrase, "to the extent that," as appropriate in the context.

(e) Any reference to the Plan Administrator shall be construed to refer to a DSP to the extent that the DSP is authorized to act on behalf of or under the direction of the Plan Administrator.

(f) Unless the provision states otherwise, any reference to a person or party shall be construed to refer also to any non-natural person or any entity including, but not limited to, any trust or estate.

(g) Any reference to a corporation or similar organization shall be construed to include any successor to the corporation or similar organization.

(h) If any provision concerning a benefit under the Program is ambiguous, a construction or interpretation of the provision that would provide that such benefit is available in a non-discriminatory manner shall take precedence over a construction or interpretation that would not so provide.

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