Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018160 on 07/06/2004, Section 18-76 read as follows.

    The benefits payable from the FRF, as herein provided, whether before or after they are ordered paid by the administrator, or after appeal by the FRB, firefighters’ retirement fund shall not be assignable or subject to counter-claim, recoupment or set off,. nor shall they Except for qualified domestic relations orders, benefits payable from the firefighters’ retirement fund shall not be subject to assessment, garnishment, execution, injunction, or any other decree, order, process or proceeding in any court for the payment of any debt of any beneficiary, and the sum shall be held and distributed solely for the purpose of this division and for no other purpose whatsoever. This provision shall neither prohibit nor not prevent the FRB fire retirement board from pursuing a covered firefighter employee retiree or other beneficiary of the FRP firefighters’ retirement plan for recovery of benefits erroneously paid or to recover benefits paid due to fraud, duress or the concealment of any material fact necessary to properly process a claim for benefits.

(Code 1964, § 9.2040)