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104 STAT. 5106 PUBLIC LAW 101-650—DEC. 1, 1990 Years of "Attained Age: Service: 65 15 66 14 67 18 68 12 69 Ill 70 10. "(b) A judge of the Claims Court who is not reappointed following the expiration of the term of office of such judge, and who retires upon the completion of such term shall, subject to subsection (f), be entitled to receive, during the remainder of such judge's lifetime, an annuity equal to the salary payable to Claims Court judges in regular active service, if— "(1) such judge has served at least 1 full term as judge of the Claims Court, and "(2) not earlier than 9 months before the date on which the term of office of such judge expired, and not later than 6 months before such date, such judge advised the President in writing that such judge was willing to accept reappointment as a judge of the Claims Court. "(c) A judge of the Claims Court who has served at least 5 years, whether continuously or otherwise, as such a judge, and who retires or is removed from office upon the sole ground of mental or physical disability shall, subject to subsection (f), be entitled to receive, during the remainder of the judge's lifetime— "(1) an annuity equal to 50 percent of the salary payable to Claims Court judges in regular active service, if before retirement such judge served less than 10 years, or "(2) an annuity equal to the salary payable to Claims Court judges in regular active service, if before retirement such judge served at least 10 years. "(d) A judge who retires under subsection (a) or (b) may, at or after such retirement, be called upon by the chief judge of the Claims Court to perform such judicial duties with the Claims Court as may be requested of the retired judge for any period or periods specified by the chief judge, except that in the case of any such judge— "(1) the aggregate of such periods in any one calendar year shall not (without his or her consent) exceed 90 calendar days; and "(2) he or she shall be relieved of performing such duties during any period in which illness or disability precludes the performance of such duties. Any act, or failure to act, by an individual performing judicial duties pursuant to this subsection shall have the same force and effect as if it were the act (or failure to act) of a Claims Court judge in regular active service. Any individual performing judicial duties pursuant to this subsection shall receive the allowances for official travel and other expenses of a judge in regular active service. "(e)(1) Any judge who retires under the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall be designated 'senior judge'. "(2) Any judge who retires under this section shall not be counted as a judge of the Claims Court for purposes of the number of judgeships authorized by section 171 of this title. "(f)(1) A judge shall be entitled to an annuity under this section if the judge elects an annuity under this section by notifying the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in writing. Such an election—