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THREE PERCENT (3%) RULE Definition
THREE PERCENT (3%) RULE is a rule used in vesting pension plan benefits. The participants accrued benefit must be at least equal to 3% of the participants normal projected retirement benefit for each year of participation, with a maximum of 100% after 33 1/3 years of participation.
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SUBSTANTIVE is reality, real rather than apparent, as seen by an unbiased observer and not just the official view of management.
GUARANTEE see WARRANTY.