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79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 728-AUG. 1, 1946 certain as may be required in order that the sum of the install- ments certain, including a last installment of such reduced amount as may be necessary, shall equal the face value of the contract, less any indebtedness, with such payments continuing throughout the lifetime of such beneficiary: Provided further, That in any case in which insurance benefit payments were com- menced prior to September 30, 1944, the beneficiary, whether or not the first beneficiary, shall have the right to elect to receive a refund life income, as provided in such optional settlement, payable in monthly installments adjusted as of the date of the maturity of such policy, credit being allowed for payments previously made on the insurance. The right of election with respect to cases in which benefit payments were commenced prior to September 30, 1944, shall terminate two years after the date of enactment of the Insurance Act of 1946. The Administrator is directed to send, within one year after the date of enactment of the Insurance Act of 1946, to each beneficiary of insurance on which payments were commenced prior to September 30, 1944, a notice explaining the right of election. Any such notice shall be sent by registered mail addressed to the last known address of the addressee. "(2) If the beneficiary to whom payment is first made is thirty or more years of age at the time of maturity, in equal monthly installments for one hundred and twenty months certain, with such payments continuing during the remaining lifetime of such beneficiary: Provided,That the Administrator, under regulations to be promulgated by him, may include a provision in the insur- ance contract authorizing the insured or the beneficiary to elect, in lieu of this mode of payment and prior to the commencement of payments, a refund life income in monthly installments payable for such period certain as may be required in order that the sum of the installments certain, including a last installment of such reduced amount as may be necessary, shall equal the face value of the contract, less any indebtedness, with such payments continuing throughout the lifetime of such beneficiary: Provided further, That such optional settlement shall not be available in any case in which such settlement would result in payments of installments over a shorter period than one hundred and twenty months: Pro- vided further, That in any case in which insurance benefit pay- ments were commenced prior to September 30,1944, the beneficiary, whether or not the first beneficiary, shall have the right to elect to receive a refund life income, as provided in such optional settlement, payable in monthly installments adjusted as of the date of the maturity of such policy, credit being allowed for payments previously made on the insurance. The right of election with respect to cases in which benefit payments were commenced prior to September 30, 1944, shall terminate two years after the date of enactment of the Insurance Act of 1946. The Adminis- trator is directed to send, within one year after the date of enact- ment of the Insurance Act of 1946, to each beneficiary of insurance on which payments were commenced prior to September 30, 1944, a notice explaining the right of election. Any such notice shall be sent by registered mail addressed to the last known address of the addressee." (b) Subsections (i), (j), and (k) of section 602 of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended, are amended by adding at the end of each of such subsections the following: "The provisions of this subsection shall not be applicable to insurance matur- ing on or after the date of enactment of the Insurance Act of 1946." 783 Notice to benefi- ciary. Beneficiary 30 or older. Right of election. Notice to beneft- ciay. Nonapplicability. 54 Stat. 1010. 38U. .C.C 802(i) (j), (k); Supp. V, 4 S02 0). 60 STAT.]